It’s been more than two years since the release of Muse’s seventh studio album “Drones” and the British rock band is back with a new song “Thought contagion” along with an accompanying music video.
The track, produced by Rich Costey (Franz Ferdinand, Ash, My Chemical Romance), was premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, which featured an interview with Matt and Dominic. They revealed to Mac that the song was inspired by biologist Richard Dawkins and memes. They also revealed the story told in the video, directed by Lance Drake, is a continuation of “Dig down.”
“The meaning of the song ‘Thought Contagion’ is about how other people’s thoughts, ideas and beliefs can sometimes infect your mind, get into your head and change the way you think yourself” said Bellamy.
A new album is in the works, but not finished. About it, he added: “The album will be a very mixed bag. The songs are going to be quite different in spots and we’re also interested in doing some genre-blending and era-blending.”
Muse last released a full length album in 2015 (“Drones”), which debuted at No. 1 in 21 countries around the world and became their first No. 1 album in the US. It also won them a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album.