Muse would be open to making a stage musical version of the band’s new concept album, Drones, according to an interview with Music Feeds. Bassist Chris Wolstenholme said, “I think it would be great to be able to do that at some point,” adding, “Obviously it’s still an album that the fans haven’t heard, you know, so all we can really think about at this point in time is getting the album out and going on tour. But yeah, it would be great to be able to have it incorporated into some sort of musical or something, you know, it’s not something that we’ve ever done before, it would be very exciting to be a part of it.”
Drummer Dominic Howard told us why Muse finally created a concept album seven records into their career:
“I think we’ve really talked about doing something way more conceptual in the past, but we never really got ’round to it or didn’t really feel that comfortable doing it. But this time we were like, ‘You know, if we’re gonna do this, it might be our last chance to make an album, you know, because the art form of an album is becoming, you know, less and less important.’ You know, we thought if we’re gonna like release another album, it has to be a start to finish kind of thing, so making it conceptual just felt like the only way we could do it.”
Drones will be released next Tuesday (June 9th). Frontman Matt Bellamy said it “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.”
Meanwhile, Muse has released two more new tracks from the record online, titled “Defector” and “The Handler,” along with lyric videos.
The other new songs that have been previously released include “Reapers,” “Dead Inside,” “Psycho” and “Mercy.”