Muse have released a lyric video for new track “Defector.”
The song if lifted from the band’s new album Drones, due for release next Monday the 8th of June.
Muse frontman Matt Bellamy explains the themes on the LP saying it explores “…a world run by drones, utilising drones to turn us all into drones.”
“It’s possible to do horrific things at a great distance – without actually feeling any of the consequences, or even feeling responsible. It’s a modern metaphor for what it is to lose empathy,” he adds.
It’s a notion backed up by a quote from US President John F. Kennedy that opens “Defector”:
“We are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence, on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice.
“It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly-knit, highly-efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.”
Check out the lyric video for “Defector” below and be sure to let us know what you think.