Matt Bellamy says Muse’s new single is ‘too offensive for radio’

Band's new album 'Drones' set to be released later this year

Matt Bellamy revealed that Muse‘s new single is “too offensive for radio” during a brief question and answer session with fans on Twitter last night.

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…”

When asked whether the title of the first single was ‘Drones’, Bellamy said: “#psycho handler, brainwashing us to become human #drones”.

Muse also shared a new photo on Instagram teasing their new album. The photoshopped picture was of a drone that carried the band’s logo. It is the latest of a series of information to be shared by band, who have been releasing cryptic segments of their work in the studio through their Instagram account.


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These included clips featuring voice recordings of the band talking and experimenting in the studio over still images, which were all accompanied by the hashtag #musedrones.

‘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.

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”.