Muse’s ‘Drones’ is ‘Very Experimental,’ Says Dom Howard


Story by Cat Badra

What to expect from the new Muse album? A diverse collection of songs

Muse’s new album, “Drones,” arrives next month, and when it comes to the sound on the new tracks, it’s a bit scaled back compared to 2012’s “The 2nd Law.”

“By our standards, (“Drones”) is back to basics,” drummer Dom Howard told NME. “Yeah, it’s layered and bombastic, but the start of that process was very different to how we normally do it.”

He added that “Drones” has Muse trying new a plethora of things, saying, “I think on ‘The 2nd Law,’ producing it ourselves, we spent so much time in the control room that we lost sight of ourselves as a band. We wanted to push the boat out on ‘Drones.’ For that reason, it’s very diverse — it’s the sound of us being very experimental and losing our minds a bit.”

The album’s first single, “Dead Inside,” has already skyrocketed up Billboard’s Alternative Songs and Rock Airplay charts.

“Drones” will arrive on June 9.

In other news, Muse have a selection of tour dates scheduled in Russia, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, France, Spain and more through July. Considering the new album is out next month, chances are Muse will announce North American tour dates before too long.



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