Muse have reportedly confirmed the title of their upcoming studio album, which, according to NME, will be titled Drones.
This morning the band posted a series of odd pictures on their Instagram, which were magazine covers of themselves, with the words and their eyes blotted out.
Each post was captioned with #MuseDrones.
Last month, the band shared an in-the-studio video that teased the title. The 10-second video showed a blue and black screen with the following information: “Artist: Muse. Album: Drones.”
The clip was backed by the sound of a sergeant shouting instructions. A spokesperson for Muse declined the opportunity to confirm the album title.
Muse’s seventh studio album is due to be released at some point this year. The band, who are among favourites to headline Glastonbury in 2015, are recording the follow-up to ‘The 2nd Law’, released in 2012, with AC/DC producer Mutt Lange.
Speaking about their plans for the new album, Matt Bellamy added: “I have this strong feeling that the next album should be something that really does strip away the additional things that we’ve experimented with on the last two albums, which is electronics, symphonics and orchestral work and all that kind of stuff.”
More recently, Bellamy has hinted at some of the themes and sounds set to appear on the band’s forthcoming album.
Answering fan questions on Twitter in September, Bellamy said that he might have to contradict comments he made about guitar solos in the past while also stating that the themes of the new material include “Deep ecology, the empathy gap and World War 3”. Additionally, it was suggested that a “sequel” to ‘Origin Of Symmetry’ song ‘Citizen Erased’ could feature on the album.