On June 5, 2015.

On June 5, 2015, “Warner Bros” label released “Drones”, the seventh Muse studio album. It was recorded October 2014 – April 2015, at “The Warehouse” in Vancouver, “Officine Meccaniche” in Milan, and was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard.

Personnel:

  • Matt Bellamy – lead vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, arrangements
  • Chris Wolstenholme – bass, backing vocals
  • Dominic Howard – drums
  • Will Leon Thompson – dialogue
  • Michael Shiloah – dialogue
  • John F. Kennedy – recorded dialogue of April 1961 Secret Societies speech 
  • Alessandro Cortini – modular synthesizers
  • Edoardo De Angelis – concertmaster, violin
  • Sarah Cross – violin
  • Freiherr von Dellingshausen – violin
  • Anna Minella – violin
  • Elia Mariani – violin
  • Gian Guerra – violin
  • Gian Lodigiani – violin
  • Gianmaria Bellisario – violin
  • Marco Corsini – violin
  • Michelle Torresetti – violin
  • Tommaso Belli – violin
  • Valerio D’Ercole – violin
  • Maria Lucchi – viola
  • Serena Palozzi – viola
  • Valentina Emilio Eria – viola
  • Andrea Scacchi – cello
  • Eliana Gintoli – cello
  • Francesco Sacco – cello
  • Martina Rudic – cello
  • Linati Omar – contrabass
  • Massimo Clavenna – contrabass
  • Audrey Riley – string arrangements, conductor
  • Robert John “Mutt” Lange – backing vocals
  • Olle “Sven” Romo – additional programming
  • Tommaso Colliva – additional production, engineer
  • Adam Greenholtz – additional engineering
  • Eric Mosher – engineer assistant
  • Giuseppe Salvadori – engineer assistant
  • Jacopo Dorici – engineer assistant
  • John Prestage – engineer assistant
  • Tom Bailey – engineer assistant
  • Rich Costey – additional production, mixing
  • Marlo Borgatta – mixing assistant
  • Giovanni Versari – mastering
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering 
  • Matt Colton – mastering 
  • Durand Trench – dialogue recording
  • Matt Mahurin – art direction, illustration, package design

Track listing:

All tracks by Matt Bellamy, except where noted.

  1. Dead Inside
  2. Drill Sergeant
  3. Psycho
  4. Mercy
  5. Reapers
  6. The Handler
  7. JFK
  8. Defector
  9. Revolt
  10. Aftermath
  11. The Globalist – Matt Bellamy, Edward Elgar
  12. Drones – Matt Bellamy, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

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