Published May 18, 2017Nearly two years removed from delivering their Drones LP, Muse have returned with a new single called "Dig Down," which arrives alongside a video.
As a press release notes, the track draws on themes of unity, survival and "fighting for what's right when your back's against the wall." The track was produced by Mike Elizondo and Muse and mixed by Spike Stent.
Muse frontman Matt Bellamy had the following to say about the band's latest track:
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; that as individuals we can choose to change the world if we want to.
As for the visuals, the Lance Drake-directed clip stars Lauren Wasser fighting her way through a warehouse of evil henchmen. Drake offered the following on the video:
The song is about survival and fighting the odds — when I heard this song I knew I wanted to do an action packed narrative. 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.
Muse will undoubtedly work the track into their setlist for an upcoming run of dates alongside 30 Seconds to Mars. You can find the details here, and the video for "Dig Down" in the player below.