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Absolute: Muse announce new album ‘Drones’, reveal artwork, track list, and release date

 

On Sunday we all went nuts over a 12-second snippet from Muse, alleging to be the British rock band’s first single off upcoming album Drones. Details on Drones have been scarce, until now: it drops June 9 via Warner Bros, and below is the track listing and artwork.

Drones was co-produced by Muse and Robert John “Mutt” Lange, and contains 12 tracks.

“To me, ‘Drones’ are metaphorical psychopaths which enable psychopathic behavior with no recourse,” says Matt Bellamy in a presser. “The world is run by Drones utilizing Drones to turn us all into Drones. Drones 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.”

 

MUSE DRONES TRACKLISTING
1. Dead Inside
2. [Drill Sergeant]
3. Psycho
4. Mercy
5. Reapers
6. The Handler
7. [JFK]
8. Defector
9. Revolt
10. Aftermath
11. The Globalist
12. Drones

More on the release:

The band will premiere an album track “Psycho,” via their Youtube channel at 6:00pm GMT on March 12th. This song will be immediately available worldwide when pre-ordering the album Drones, beginning at 7:30PM GMT that same day. The first official single from the album, “Dead Inside,” will debut the week of March 23rd.

Muse have also announced that beginning on Sunday, March 15th at Belfast’s Ulster Hall they will embark on a six date smaller venue UK tour.

PSYCHO UK TOUR DATES
MARCH
15 BELFAST ULSTER HALL
16 GLASGOW BARROWLANDS
19 NEWPORT CENTRE
20 EXETER GREAT HALL
22 MANCHESTER ACADEMY
23 BRIGHTON DOME

A fan club presale takes place from 6pm Wednesday, March 11th. Tickets to the public go on sale at 9:30am on Thursday, March 12th. As previously announced Muse headline Download Festival on June 13.

The art…

MUSE DRONES


Mixing #psycho to a VERY tight deadline #MuseDrones

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