For the Record: Muse Tease New Album with “Psycho”



  • Muse have announced that their sixth album Drones, the follow-up to 2012’s The 2nd Law, will be released this June. “The world is run by Drones utilizing Drones to turn us all into Drones,” explains vocalist Matt Bellamy, adding that the album “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.”


  • It’s a bleak view, further supported by the lyrics and visuals accompanying brand new track “Psycho”. But the good news is: It looks like the band is straying away from the dubstep experimentation and going back to their rock roots on the new album. The first official single “Dead Inside” will be released later this month.



  • Zedd and Selena Gomez‘s “I Want You To Know” remains a favorite this week, and now comes with a video that reinforces its position as one of this year’s top club anthems:



  • And Ciara is back with a very classy straight-outta-the-90s breakup track titled “I Bet” to go along with her very public breakup with ex-fiancé rapper Future:



  • Mumford & Sons have given up the banjo and picked up some electric guitars instead for new single “Believe”. The track comes with a cool visual that takes you for a drive around London, ending at the view of a bench overlooking the city, which serves as the cover of their new album Wilder Mind.



  • And Tame Impala are back with new track “Let It Happen” featuring a wicked psychedelic beat that kind of reminds me of David Vendetta’s “Bleeding Heart”, but with many more twists and turns, culminating in a guitar riff and layered vocals. The song is available for free download on the band’s website.




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