Muse have revealed a few more details about their new album Drones, including the meaning behind the title and the themes of the record.

The group’s new single ‘Dead Inside’ made its worldwide radio debut on Monday night (March 23rd) on BBC Radio 1, and frontman Matt Bellamy spoke to the station’s Annie Mac ahead of the launch. He explained that the title Drones was a “modern metaphor for what it is to lose empathy”.

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“I think that through modern technology, and obviously through drone warfare in particular, it’s possible to actually do quite horrific things by remote control, at a great distance, without actually feeling any of the consequences, or even feeling responsible in some way.”

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Bellamy, whose group have recently finished a mini-tour of the UK in support of the new single and album, added: “The next step in drones is gonna be autonomous drones, which actually make ‘kill’ decisions themselves, where no humans are involved.”

Previously, Bellamy had said the new record “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.” Characteristically weighty stuff from Muse, who have built an entire career upon grand themes, conspiracies and sinister forces.

The tour came to an end on the same evening in Brighton. The singer said that he was pleased with the recent live experiences and that other new songs ‘Psycho’ and ‘Reapers’ had gone down so well with the crowds.

Drones will be released on June 8th. The full tracklist looks like this:

‘Dead Inside'
'[Drill Sergeant]'
'The Handler'
'The Globalist'

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