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Muse 'Reapers' Lyric Video Arrives Ahead of 'Drones' Release

by Carolyn Menyes   May 29, 2015 18:39 PM EDT

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We're just a little over a week away from the June 8 release date of Muse's new album Drones, but that hasn't stopped the new music from arriving early. Today (May 29), the hard rocking trio dropped its latest new lyric video for the thrashing, heavy-handed single "Reapers."

Though a lyric video in essence, the concept for the visuals for "Reapers" is rather high concept. In the video, a literal drone appears, flying through the air and tormenting a man with a bullseye on his back. The drone itself, of course, is handled by a beautiful, blonde-haired, red-lipped woman, with matching cherry-colored nails. The resemblance to frontman Matt Bellamy's ex Kate Hudson is, well, a thing.

While the man and woman play a game of cat and mouse, Muse is rocking out to the new track, as Bellamy stares determinedly at the camera, his eyes blacked out in a manner not unlike Muse's creepy pre-Drones teaser material.

As for the song itself (which is the real meat of this story, of course), "Reapers" is far and away the most rocking track we've heard from Drones thus far. The track kicks off with a ripping guitar solo courtesy of Bellamy, but even after the falsetto vocals, bassline and drums kick in, the pure testosterone and energy of the track carry through flawlessly for the hardest song off Drones yet.

Watch the new lyric video for Muse's latest Drones cut "Reapers" below:

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