This Muse songs turns ten years old this year and it has aged so well.
You really only need the first two seconds of that intro to know which song you are listening to.
And then, when the synthesizer kicks in after five seconds, it’s hard to not hum along.
The first thirty seconds in that ominous music video leave no room for doubt: this night is dark and moody and something is about to explode!
Tehneewh! (that’s my transcription of the unison bend guitar strum just before the vocals kick in)
Like all Muse songs, Uprising is an uneasy song.
Matt Bellamy’s vocals emit a sense of urgency that I find hard to explain.
The lyrics are rebellious and reek of anarchy.
The video is the stuff of nightmares.
And still, I love this song.
It’s the type of song that makes me (accidentally) break the speed limit when driving a car.
But even though I love this song, I must admit I don’t really know the lyrics and mostly sing along with the guitar bits and let Bellamy take care of the message…