Muse to perform on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ in June

The band will play new single 'Mercy' on the June 5 edition of the BBC One show

Muse are set to appear on BBC One’s The Graham Norton Show during June.

The band, who release new album ‘Drones’ next month, will perform their latest single ‘Mercy’ on the June 5 edition of the chat show, appearing alongside fellow guests Samuel L Jackson, Stephen Merchant and Amy Schumer.

‘Mercy’ was premiered on Monday (May 18) and is the fourth song to be previewed from their upcoming record, following ‘Psycho’, ‘Reapers’ and ‘Dead Inside’. Watch the lyric video for ‘Mercy’ here.

In a press release,the band’s frontman Matt Bellamy said of the track, “The opening line of ‘Mercy’ – “Help me, I’ve fallen on the inside” – is a reference to the protagonist [of the album] knowing and recognising that they have lost something, they have lost themselves.” Bellamy continued, “This is where they realise they’re being overcome by the dark forces that were introduced in ‘Psycho.'”

Muse’s seventh studio album ‘Drones’ will be released on June 8, their follow-up to 2012’s ‘The 2nd Law’. Speaking previously about the album, Bellamy said that 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 recently claimed that ‘Drones’ is Muse’s best album, admitting, “That’s not something I’ve been able to say for a while.”

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