Muse have seemingly revealed the title of their next album after months and months of intense speculation. Though still not confirmed, it seems as if the next Muse album will be titled Drones.
The band uploaded two pictures on their Instagram account which both show the band on a magazine cover, albeit in slightly different poses. The band members’ eyes have been blacked out and so is the name of the band in both the pictures. The pictures are simply captioned #MuseDrones.
This is not the first time that the band has teased fans with cryptic information about the title of their upcoming album, which will be the seventh of their career. The band posted a short video on their Instagram account on the 26th of January. The short snippet shows the control desk as an audio clip of what seems like a sergeant barking drill orders plays in the background. The camera at one point crosses the dashboard which reads “Artist: Muse, Album: Drones.” While all signs point to the fact that this may be the title of their album, it could be a working title as well, and it is up to the band to confirm or deny it.
The band had also uploaded another clip recently where frontman Matt Bellamy can be seen doodling around on a slide guitar. Matt has gone on record to say that the new album will be more guitar-driven, although the band also shared another clip on Instagram where an orchestra is seen performing as Matt Bellamy looks on, indicating that it might also have some orchestral influences. The band are working with AC/DC and Def Leppard producer Mutt Lange.
More Muse news and updates may be coming soon as the band is set to embark on a European tour with a summer of festival tour dates and may even play some new material. The band will be headlining Sonisphere in Biel, Switzerland and the Download Festival. The band released their last album, The 2nd Law, in October 2012 to favourable reviews and strong commercial sales as it debuted on number 2 on the Billboard 200, their highest charting debut in the US.