The band release new album 'Drones' in June
Muse have premiered their new single ‘Mercy’.
The song was aired on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show this evening (May 18). It’s the fourth song to be previewed from upcoming album ‘Drones’, following ‘Psycho’, ‘Reapers’ and ‘Dead Inside’. Check out its lyric video below.
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 recently shared photos from the video shoot for ‘Mercy’, with Bellamy posting a photo of him meeting Gustavo Dudamel, the director of Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
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.”