Muse frontman Matt Bellamy on Drones: 'A modern metaphor for what it is to lose empathy'

Bellamy elaborated on the themes that run through the band's new album

Click to follow
The Independent Culture

Matt Bellamy has explained the idea that drives Muse's upcoming new album Drones, following the release of the band's latest single 'Dead Inside'.

Bellamy was interviewed by Radio 1’s Annie Mac to discuss the track, which was released worldwide on 23 March, and elaborate on the themes that run through the album.

According to the Muse frontman, the album is "a modern metaphor for what it is to lose empathy".

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

The 'Drones' tracklisting is as follows:

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

Muse's seventh studio album 'Drones' is due for release on 8 June. The band are confirmed to headline Download festival this summer