NEW MUSE ALBUM TO FEATURE SEQUEL TO FAN-FAVORITE SONG

March 30, 2015

Muse’s upcoming album Drones features something the band hasn’t done before — a sequel. A track called “The Globalist” is a follow-up to an early Muse number called “Citizen United,” which appeared on the band’s second album, 2001’s Origin Of Symmetry and is considered one of their greatest songs by longtime fans.

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Frontman Matt Bellamy explained on BBC Radio One, “A lot of fans keep tweeting, asking what song is the sequel to ‘Citizen Erased’ — it’s a song called ‘The Globalist’ which is basically a narrative within itself about the rise and fall of a dictator, the end of the world, World War Three and all the good stuff I like,”

  • Bellamy called “The Globalist” a “crazy, 10-minute prog nightmare.”
  • He also confirmed that the album, Muse’s seventh, is conceptual in nature, with the title a reference to both military hardware and human beings cowed into obeying orders.
  • Muse issued “Dead Inside” last week as the official first single from Drones, due out June 9th.
  • Drones will follow up 2012’s The 2nd Law, which featured the chart-topping “Madness” and the Number Two single “Panic Station.”

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