The video includes interlude track 'JFK' which features an extract from a 1961 speech made by John F. Kennedy
Muse have revealed the official lyric video for ‘Defector’, a track taken from their new album ‘Drones’.
The video begins with ‘JFK’, the 0.54 second long interlude track that precedes ‘Defector’ on the album’s tracklisting. ‘JFK’ features an extract from a speech made by former US president John F Kennedy in 1961 to the American Newspaper Publishers Association. Watch the video below.
Muse will release their seventh studio LP ‘Drones’ on June 8, following on from 2012’s ‘The 2nd Law’.
The video for ‘Defector’ features the band performing the track on a grainy television set, interspersed by various archive news clips including a Martin Luther King, Jr. speech, the toppling of Saddam Hussein’s statue in Iraq in 2003 and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Speaking on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music radio show earlier this evening (June 3), frontman Matt Bellamy discussed the video and the band’s decision to include Snowden’s image. “It’s a brave move to risk everything and go against the grain,” Bellamy said.
Speaking previously about the record frontman Matt Bellamy said it “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”.
Bellamy also claimed that ‘Drones’ is Muse’s best album, admitting, “That’s not something I’ve been able to say for a while.” He also told NME about visiting the White House and talking conspiracy theories with former Secretary Of State Colin Powell.