Muse Drops “Thought Contagion,” Second Single From 8th Album

Following Muse’s announcement last week, today the band shared “Thought Contagion” as the second single from their upcoming 8th studio album. It follows lead “Dig Down,” released last May.

“Thought Contagion” immediately has a spacey, Origin Of Symmetry sound. Over a winding bass line, Matt spits about fractured identities and infinite black skies. The chorus features a stadium-ready sing-along chant, topped with the Matt’s signature falsetto. The pre-chorus is the biggest statement in the song: “You’ve been bitten by a true believer.” In contrast to the optimism of “Dig Down” this song takes a turn for the negative. As Matt declares, “It’s too late for a revolution.”

The music video for “Thought Contagion” is a dystopian nightmare. It starts with an arcade game and a young couple on a date. But after popping in a cassette and dancing to the tunes, the young man’s date disappears. It turns out she and everyone around him are all turning into zombies. She vampire-bites him and wields lightning from her talons as he fails to escape. All the zombies get together for a “Thriller” dance in the street before it’s clear the young man’s game is over.

Watch the gripping sci-fi video for “Thought Contagion” below:

You can download “Thought Contagion” from iTunes or stream it on Spotify now. Along with “Dig Down,” released last May, the song will appear on Muse’s upcoming 8th studio album. The band is still recording, and state they have about five other songs ready. They predict the album will be out late this year or early in 2019. In the meantime, we can expect at least two more singles ahead of the album.

Catch up on all we know about the new music, and keep checking back here for all the latest on Muse’s new album. Enjoy “Thought Contagion” and “Dig Down”!

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