Muse say they want to turn new album ‘Drones’ into a musical

The band's seventh LP comes out next week (June 8)

Muse have revealed that they would be open to making a West End musical version of their forthcoming album ‘Drones’.

The band will release their seventh studio LP on June 8, following on from 2012’s ‘The 2nd Law’. 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”.

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Now, speaking in a new interview with Music Feeds, bassist Chris Wolstenholme claimed that the idea is something they’ve considered already. “I think it would be great to be able to do that at some point,” he said. “I think in the immediate future obviously it’s still an album that the fans haven’t heard, you know, so all we can really think about at this point in time is getting the album out and going on tour. But yeah, it would be great to be able to have it incorporated into some sort of musical or something, you know, it’s not something that we’ve ever done before, it would be very exciting to be a part of it.”

Wolstenholme added of the album’s concept: “Quite often, me and Dom [Howard, drummer] don’t always 100% know what’s going on lyrically. I know Matt had said it was a concept album and he’d had this sort of Drones idea – but you know, he didn’t really elaborate on it too much initially. It wasn’t really until we got to the rehearsal process – we sort of had this process of recording a lot of our rehearsals so that we could constantly go back and check against things that we’d done the previous week – and as this process sort of got deeper and deeper, you know, Matt was obviously starting to throw a lot of lyrical ideas down. And that was really when the concept became obvious to me, and that was at the point when I realised that this wasn’t just, you know, some sort of loose concept that he’d come up with, it was a real kind of story, it was something that was kind of obvious throughout that album from start to finish.”

Meanwhile, frontman Matt Bellamy recently claimed that ‘Drones’ is Muse’s best album, admitting, “That’s not something I’ve been able to say for a while.” Bellamy also told NME about visiting the White House and talking conspiracy theories with former Secretary Of State Colin Powell.

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