is a concept album about the dehumanization of modern warfare. The story begins with the protagonist losing hope and becoming vulnerable to the dark forces. This track sees the man escaping from the hands of the oppressors and revolting. Speaking in an interview with Music Feeds
, bassist Chris Wolstenholme said of the album's concept: "Quite often, me and Dom [Howard, drummer] don't always 100% know what's going on lyrically. I know Matt had said it was a concept album and he'd had this sort of Drones
idea – but you know, he didn't really elaborate on it too much initially."
"It wasn't really until we got to the rehearsal process – we sort of had this process of recording a lot of our rehearsals so that we could constantly go back and check against things that we'd done the previous week – and as this process sort of got deeper and deeper, you know, Matt was obviously starting to throw a lot of lyrical ideas down. And that was really when the concept became obvious to me, and that was at the point when I realised that this wasn't just, you know, some sort of loose concept that he'd come up with, it was a real kind of story, it was something that was kind of obvious throughout."