Muse are an English rock band formed in 1994. The band consists of Matthew Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme, and Dominic Howard. They signed to Maverick Records and released their debut album, Showbiz, in 1999. Muse's music showcases Bellamy's falsetto and a melancholic alternative rock style.
With their second album, Origin of Symmetry (2001), Muse incorporated wider instrumentation and romantic classical influences, earning them a reputation for energetic live performances. Their albums Absolution (2003) and Black Holes & Revelations (2006) brought them international success with hits like "Butterflies & Hurricanes" and "Supermassive Black Hole".
Their later albums, such as The Resistance (2009) and Drones (2015), explored themes of government oppression and civil uprising while cementing Muse as one of the world's major stadium acts. Their latest album, Will of the People (2022), is inspired by current events like the Covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.