British mega rockers Muse have dropped a brand new clip for single ‘Mercy‘, taken from their newly released seventh studio album Drones.

Directed by Sing J Lee, the video cuts between shots of the band in performance mode and creepy laboratory conditions.

Frontman and lead guitarist Matt Bellamy coos “hypnotised by another puppeteer” over a piano/drum combo, his pleas juxtaposed against a clinical and cinematic narrative.

An icy blonde is the latest victim (portrayed by Bellamy’s model girlfriend Elle Evans), controlled and transformed into a drone for a futuristic tyrannical state. More film clip than music clip, the protagonist rebels, but with ambiguous consequences.

It’s all clones, drones and breaking bones for the much loved prog-rockers, whose concept album Drones dropped on Friday through Warner Music Australia.