Muse Releases Politically Charged Video "Reapers" - EMusician

Muse Releases Politically Charged Video "Reapers"

Matt Bellamy takes on the military-industrial complex.
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Muse is set to release its new album, Drones, on June 9, and it appears it's going to be quite a political statement.

The two songs previewed before the record was scheduled to drop — "The Handler" and "Reapers" (which you can watch below) — are definitely heavy in their aggro criticism of governments run amok.

"They're about being overcome by these oppressive forces," said Muse singer/guitarist Matt Bellamy of the songs.

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Watch "Reapers" HERE!