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Lena Hall Announces Obsessed: Muse

Hall introduces the 10th installment of her yearlong series of EPs.

SKB Records has announced the 10th month of Tony Award winner Lena Hall's yearlong Obsessed series, featuring monthly releases of EPs and music videos. The October installment will explore the songs of the British modern rock band Muse. Obsessed: Muse is now available for preorder and will be released in digital and streaming formats on Friday, October 5.

Obsessed: Muse opens with "Time Is Running Out," the band's first top 10 hit in the UK, followed by "Falling Away With You" and "Ruled by Secrecy" — all three of which were originally written for the band's third album, Absolution (2003). The EP closes with Hall's rendition of "Starlight," a song first heard on Muse's 2006 album Black Holes and Revelations.

Obsessed will ultimately consist of 12 EPs, each released on the first Friday of every month. Performance music videos have been created for all 54 songs in the series, and a new music video will premiere every week in 2018. Previous releases in Hall's Obsessed series have focused on Beck, David Bowie, Jack White, Radiohead, P!nk, the Cranberries, Elton John, Peter Gabriel, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, in which she gave her breakout, Tony-winning performance as Yitzhak in the musical's 2014 Broadway revival.