Muse share action-packed video for new single “Dig Down” — watch

The English band's first release in nearly two years

Muse return today with their first new release since 2015’s Drones. Titled “Dig Down”, the track is a stuttering, mostly sparse number with hints of glam rock flare. The single was co-produced by Mike Elizondo and Muse and mixed by Spike Stent.

“When I was writing this song 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,” frontman Matt Bellamy noted in a press release, “that as individuals we can choose to change the world if we want to.”

Accompanying the track is an action-packed video directed by Lance Drake (Twin Shadow, Miike Snow). Aptly, it stars someone who knows quite a bit about persevering through tragedy: Lauren Wasser, a former model and athlete who lost her leg to toxic shock syndrome.

“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,” Drake explained. “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.”

The video looks like Lauren Wasser: The Video Game, with the athlete fighting her way through a wave of villains. Check it out below.

The English rockers have yet to announce plans for a new album, but given the new single and their upcoming North American tour dates, it seems a release is definitely in the pipeline.

Muse 2017 Tour Dates:
05/20 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
05/21 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/03 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
06/04 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Festival
06/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
06/08 – New Orleans, LA Champions Square
06/10 – Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater
06/12 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theater
06/13 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
06/15 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
06/18 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival
07/13 – Pemberton, BC @ Pemberton Music Festival
07/15 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
07/16 – Quebec, QC @ Festival d’ete Quebec
07/18 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
07/22 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/01 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
08/03 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/05 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/23 – Belfast, IE @ Belfast Vital
08/25 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/27 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
09/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/16 – San Diego, CA @ KAABOO Del Mar
09/18 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
09/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful


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