Muse have released their latest single “Dig Down.”
The song comes courtesy of an awesome music video featuring former model and athlete Lauren Wasser as a female cyborg warrior with the band making appearances throughout as Max Headroom-like characters on TV.
“The song is about survival and fighting the odds – when I heard this song I knew I wanted to do an action-packed narrative,” says Lance Drake, the video’s director. “I’d heard about Lauren a year or so ago, I read her story and she gave me personal inspiration so I’d always kept her in mind to shoot with one day. The power of the song made me think of her… so I wrote the video narrative based on Lauren’s story and how she overcame the odds.”
“When I was writing this song,” says frontman Matt Bellamy, “I was looking to counteract the current negativity in the world and give inspiration, optimism and hope to people to fight for the causes they believe in; that as individuals we can choose to change the world if we want to.”
In an interview with Stryker, Bellamy also added that “there’s probably 2 or 3 songs we’re working on at the moment, but I haven’t got like 20 songs we’re working on. I think you’re seeing sort of a live process here where another song might come out in a few months or something which will again be written, recorded, and put out quite quickly.”
It’s the band’s first new music since their 2015 album Drones. “I’ve already got an idea of a theme for the next album, but it’s such early stages. But when we come to do the next album there will be a cohesive theme. You’ll end up with an album next year sometime that’ll have 4 or 5 songs you’ve already heard, but then it will become part of a group of songs that will have a cohesive theme and a feeling to it,” says Bellamy. “We’re not giving up on the album at all, we love making albums. We love the fact that we can put out a song so fresh so people can actually sort of feel like what we’re feeling at the same time we’re feeling it when we put these songs together. ”
Listen to Stryker’s full interview with the band below.