"Releasing Super massive black hole as the first single was a deliberate shock tactic. It was the opposite of anything we'd done before. But we wanted to create a stir." - Matthew Bellamy
''The song was the most different to anything we've ever done. We were influenced by bands such as The Beatles, and several Belgian bands; Millionaire, dEUS, Evil Superstars and Soulwax. We've added a bit of Prince and Kanye West. The drumbeat isn't rocky, with Rage Against the Machine riffs underneath. We've mixed a lot of things in this track, with a bit of electronica; it’s different, slow, quite funky." - Mathhew Bellamy
"I was going out dancing in clubs around New York. That helped create tracks like 'Supermassive Black Hole. Franz Ferdinand would have done it very well, with that dance type beat going on mixed with alternative guitar and I've always wanted to find that.'' - Matthew Bellamy
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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