Muse have revealed new song ‘Psycho’, the first to be taken from forthcoming new album ‘Drones’.
The band’s seventh studio album is due for release on June 8 and ‘Psycho’ marks the first material fans have heard from the record. The album’s first official single, ‘Dead Inside’, will premiere on March 23. The 12-track LP will be released on June 8 and is the follow up to 2012’s ‘The 2nd Law’.
Speaking about the album, which was co-produced by Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange along with the band, frontman Matt Bellamy talks of an exploration of human existence and the loss of hope amid a climate of oppression.
“To me, drones are metaphorical psychopaths which enable psychopathic behaviour with no recourse,” he says. “The world is run by drones utilising 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.”
See the album’s tracklisting:
Muse have also announced a series of live dates to take place later this month. The band will play gigs in Belfast, Glasgow, Newport, Exeter, Manchester and Brighton.
Muse will play:
Belfast Ulster Hall (March 15)
Glasgow Barrowlands (16)
Newport Centre (19)
Exeter Great Hall (20)
Manchester Academy (22)
Brighton Dome (23)