After a bit of teasing, last week Muse announced their new single “Dig Down.” Today, we get to hear the new song and watch its music video. “Dig Down” is an inspirational slow jam, taking the vibe of “Madness” and the effortless cool of Queen, and throwing in some lines about believing in yourself. The verses start with a buzzing synth and a slow drum beat as frontman Matt Bellamy croons about finding a way through hard times. The choruses are simple yet anthemic.
The “Dig Down” music video reflects this attitude of beating the odds, too. A girl finds herself alone and disabled, but she crawls until she finds her missing leg and foot to reattach. She rises up and attacks an army of men blocking her escape. Meanwhile, videos of Matt, bassist Chris Wolstenholme, and drummer Dom Howard flicker on the TV screens that surround the girl on her escape. Their bizarre sunglasses and suits keep their identities concealed.
Check out “Dig Down” and its music video below:
Is “Dig Down” meant to be a standalone single? Or the first preview of Muse’s upcoming 8th studio album?
The song is being released in conjunction with Muse’s upcoming tour with 30 Seconds To Mars and PVRIS, which kicks off in just two days on May 20th. (Check out tour dates and tickets before it’s too late!)
Last November, Muse hinted that the new album may be more stripped down and acoustic… or hip-hop. They also said the new album most likely won’t be ready until 2018. At the time they only tentatively mentioned a new song or two could be ready in 2017. Luckily for us, that part came true, and only a few months into the year!
“Dig Down” may be the first hint of Muse’s upcoming 8th album, which will serve as the followup to their 2015 record, Drones. Enjoy the new single, and get ready for the new tour, and hopefully more details will come out soon. Keep checking back here for all the latest on Muse’s new music.