Christmas came early this year!!! For those of you that know me, odds are you also know that MUSE is my favorite band so any bit of news on new music, tours, etc. gets me way too excited. That said, today was a good day…
MUSE just dropped the lyric video for their first single off their upcoming album. The song is titled “Psycho” and the album, which will drop on June 9th, is called Drones.
Matt Bellamy, lead singer/guitarist/writer/composer of the band had this to say about the album:
“To me, ‘Drones’ are metaphorical psychopaths which enable psychopathic behaviour with no recourse. The world is run by Drones utilizing Drones to turn us all into Drones. This album explores the journey of a human, from their abandonment and loss of hope, to their indoctrination by the system to be a human drone, to their eventual defection from their oppressors.”
One of my favorite things about this new single is its vintage MUSE. Stripped down, heavy beats, soaring melodies, and hard groove. With this song it sounds like they are back to leading the revolution (against what, I’m not sure, but undoubtedly a revolution against one of a number of things they write about from oppression to government authoritarian control to military industrial complex).
Pre order Drones here.
Watch the lyric video for the first single here. The track listing for the new album is below the video as well. Expect the first “official” single for “Dead Inside” to drop by the end of March.
1. Dead Inside
2. [Drill Sergeant]
6. The Handler
11. The Globalist
Co-produced by Muse and Robert John “Mutt” Lange