album tells the story of a man losing all hope for humanity after facing the truth that the world is bereft of love. The dark forces brainwash him into becoming a ruthless killer and merciless drone. The "Defector
," "Revolt" and "Aftermath" tracks sees the man escaping from the hands of elites. "This is where the person tries to inspire others to think for themselves and think freely and independently," frontman Matt Bellamy explained to Rolling Stone
. "Then this narrative ends on 'Aftermath' where the person is ready to re-engage. He recognizes the importance of human love."