The song, which has been previewed at numerous festivals over the summer, is the fourth to be lifted from the trio’s new LP after the title track, ‘Compliance’ and ‘Won’t Stand Down’.
Frontman Matt Bellamy said: “’Kill Or Be Killed’ is Muse at their heaviest! We wanted to update our hard rock sound on this album and with ‘Kill Or Be Killed’ we found a modern metal sound featuring double bass drum action and even a death growl.
“Lyrically the song takes influence from my favourite Paul McCartney song ‘Live And Let Die’, a dark take on how life’s adversity can sometimes bring out the worst human instincts to survival at any costs.”
‘Will Of The People’ is due out August 26 via Warner Records and can be pre-ordered here.
Following the coronavirus pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the current cost of living crisis, the frontman said he believes change is coming.
“And also we don’t want a total communist situation on the hard left either. I think what we want is something completely new. I don’t think it exists out there at the moment, but I think there’s a new type of politics that could emerge.”
The band are due to hit the road for a series of US and European dates later this year. Any remaining tickets can be purchased here.
Muse will play:
4 – Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
11 – Chicago, IL, The Riviera Theatre
14 – Toronto, ON, The History
16 – New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
23 – Amsterdam, NL, Royal Theatre Carre
25 – Paris, FR, Salle Pleyel
26 – Milan, IT, Alcatraz