Pre-order information for the band's next album 'Drones' was accidentally revealed on iTunes
iTunes accidentally revealed new Muse album pre-order information online, leading to speculation that the band will be releasing a new song soon.
According to a post on DIY, iTunes accidently posted pre-order information for the band’s forthcoming new album ‘Drones’ last night (March 10). The pre-order information included a ‘instant grat’ track, with the post reading “pre-order album + get song now”.
Earlier this week Muse teased the release of their new single ‘Psycho’ by releasing a short in the studio clip. The band posted the teaser clip to Instagram alongside the caption “Mixing #psycho to a VERY tight deadline #MuseDrones”. Watch below. ‘Drones’, Muse’s seventh studio album is due to be released in the first half of this year. The band have been recording the follow-up to ‘The 2nd Law’, released in 2012, with AC/DC producer Mutt Lange.
Matt Bellamy recently revealed that Muse‘s new single is “too offensive for radio” during a brief question and answer session with fans on Twitter. A fan asked the frontman whether the rumours about Muse’s forthcoming single being aired on radio are true, to which he responded: “Too offensive for radio…”.
The band have also shared clips featuring voice recordings of the band talking and experimenting in the studio over still images, which were all accompanied by the hashtag #musedrones.
Speaking about their plans for the new album, Matt Bellamy previously said: “I have this strong feeling that the next album should be something that really does strip away the additional things that we’ve experimented with on the last two albums, which is electronics, symphonics and orchestral work and all that kind of stuff.”
More recently, Bellamy hinted at some of the themes and sounds set to appear on the album, which include “deep ecology, the empathy gap and world war 3”.