Watch: Muse channels 80s films for ‘Dig Down’

After promising fans a brand new song last week, Muse has finally unveiled the new tune. On Thursday (May 18), the English band premiered their first new song in nearly two years, “Dig Down.” In conjunction with the release of the new song, the group also released the official, Lance Drake-directed music video for it. According frontman Matt Bellamy, the video was inspired by 80’s films such as Robocop, Running Man, and Aliens.

The music video follows a woman, played by activist/model Lauren Wasser as she tried to escape a high-security building. Watch the complete music video for “Dig Down” above. In the same interview with iHeartRadio, Bellamy reveals that not only did he write the song just a month ago, but that he wrote it to give people out their some optimism during this otherwise dark times.

“It is a new song. I just wrote it like about a month or so ago, a couple of months ago,” the singer admits with a chuckle. “It’s kind of like, we’re living in an unusual times at the moment, so I wanted to write a song that was sort of optimistic in its message. Like making people feel like they  can get through anything in their life, any hard times, stuff like that, and its a very positive song.”

Prior to the song’s release, fans were under the impression that “Dig Down” would be a stand-alone single and not be part of a bigger record. During his chat, Bellamy revealed that not only will the new tune be featured on the new record, but that fans should expect two to three new songs from them this year with one scheduled for the end of the summer/beginning of fall.

“The new album probably won’t be until some time next year, but we’re going to put out at least two, maybe three songs this year and the same next year ahead of that.” To listen to the complete interview, head on over here.

As previously announced, Muse will be hitting the road this summer for their joint tour with 30 Seconds to Mars. The upcoming tour will kick off this Saturday, May 20, at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Muse’s last studio album was 2015’s Drones.

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Muse announces the release of one-off single

Over the past week, Muse has been taking to social media to tease some major news for their longtime followers (one of the videos can be seen above). At the time, those who were following the group were left with the lingering question of what the teasing may be about. On Thursday (May 11), the English band put those fans’ thoughts to rest when the revealed that they will be releasing a brand new song; their first in nearly two years. The new track is titled “Dig Down” and will make its worldwide debut next Thursday, May 18.

The band made the formal announcement on their official Twitter which featured a new photograph of the trio and the caption, “‘Dig Down’ new single coming 18 May.” According to the band, the song will be a one-off and not part of any new record. The song’s debut will come a couple of days before they hit the road for their summer tour with 30 Seconds to Mars and PVRIS.

The tour will kick off on May 20 at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida and wrap up four months later on Sept. 20 at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

“Dig Down” will be Muse’s first new song since the release of their seventh studio album, Drones, which came out in the summer of 2015.

PVRIS release new single, confirm new album

A day after unleashing their much-anticipated new single, PVRIS has returned with not only its music video, but also a new album confirmation. On Monday (May 1), the Massachusetts-founded band released their almost-five-minute black-and-white music video for “Heaven.” Check out the music video above.

During the weekend, the group spoke with BBC Radio 1 DJ Daniel P. Carter where the original track made its world-wide debut. During their appearance, the DJ tried to pry more information out for singer Lynn Gunn, but she remained tight-lipped about their upcoming album. Instead, she answered a fan-submitted question about the group’s use/idea of Heaven and Hell which seemed to be a recurring theme for the new album.

“This record is kinda meant to throw you a curve, like, ‘is this more in the heaven zone or the hell zone or is it some weird purgatory thing?’ and it’s this weird juxtaposition, ironic world that you’re thrown into. People will see that visually as well as in a lot of the lyrics,” Gunn explained.

In addition to the new song, the group also confirmed that their sophomore album will see a summer release date to coincide with their busy summer plans. The new record will be titled All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell is set to be released on Aug. 4 through Rise Records. The band also confirmed they had reunited with Blake Harnage for this new record; Harnage produced their debut, White Noise.

Pre-orders for All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell are currently available on the band’s website here. Those who pre-order the record will receive an instant download of “Heaven.” All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell is the follow-up to the group’s hot debut album, White Noise.

In support of the upcoming new album PVRIS’ summer will be filled with nothing but tour dates. PVRIS will hit the road with Muse and 30 Seconds to Mars beginning on May 20 at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida. The tour will then conclude a couple of months later on Sept. 20 at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City, Utah. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Muse, 30 Seconds to Mars, and PVRIS to embark on summer tour

Last month, Muse and 30 Seconds to Mars were confirmed to headline not one, but two major music festivals; Bunbury in Cincinnati, Ohio and Firefly in Dover, Delaware. Now, fans of both bands have been advised that the two music festivals were just the beginning of a major spring and summer tour. On Monday (Feb. 6), both bands unveiled that they will be hitting the road beginning this May for a four-month excursion.

The joint tour will kick off on May 20 at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida and wrap up four months later on Sept. 20 at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City. Hitting the road alongside Muse and 30 Seconds to Mars for the full journey will be Massachusetts-based band, PVRIS. With the exception of a couple of tour stops, the trio will open every single night of the tour.

Pre-sales tickets will become available beginning this Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m., local time. Once the pre-sales wrap up, general ticket will begin on Friday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. local time. Currently, there are a slew of vacant dates on the tour itinerary, but no word on if new dates will be added in the near future.

Muse released their seventh studio album, Drones, back in June of 2015 and followed it up with several massive tours in support of the album. There has been no word on whether the trio has been working on new material during their tour breaks. Unlike Muse, 30 Seconds to Mars has teased the possibility of a new album in 2017. Last August, they released a 39-second clip which featured what fans assumed to be a snippet of a new song and a sign that read “COMING 2017.” For now, check out the complete list of upcoming tour dates below.

MUSE/30 SECONDS TO MARS 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

5/20 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
5/21 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/3 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
6/6 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
6/8 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere at Champions Square
6/10 – Austin, TX @ austin360 Amphitheater
6/12 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theater
6/13 – St. Louis, MO v Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
6/15 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
7/18 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
7/22 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/1 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
9/15 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/18 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre

Listen to Muse’s Cover of CHVRCHES

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What happens when Muse decides to cover one of CHVRCHES’, songs? An interesting cover, to say the least.

During their appearance at BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge on Friday (Sept. 11), the band performed a cover of CHVRCHES’ song, “Lies” from their debut album, The Bones of What You Believe. Muse’s cover comes on the heels of Demi Lovato doing a similar thing with Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” and FKA Twigs who performed a cover of Sia’s “Elastic Heart.”

The audio of the “Lies” cover can be heard below.

In addition to the cover, the band also performed some tracks off of their new album Drones as well as hit songs, “Super Massive Black Hole” and “Knights of Cydonia.”

But if that wasn’t big enough news, the trio also confirmed details about their “Drones World Tour.” For anyone living in Europe, it was really good news while those living in North American (like us), it was more of a teaser.

Muse will begin their “Drones World Tour” on April 5 at the 3Arena Dublin in Dublin and wrap up on June 4 at the O2 Arena in Prague. As of now, no other tour dates have been released.

The group also revealed that for the first time ever, the stage set up will feature the band performing “in the round” from the middle of the arena(s) so that the concert-goers can get a full “360 audio/visual sensory experience.”

Really cool. For tickets or more information about the tour, head on over to Muse’s website.

Listen to Muse Release the “Reapers”

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UPDATE:

The video that was uploaded yesterday afternoon, is the same exact video release by the band.

The previous video has been taken down, like the uploader warned about, but you can now see the official lyric video uploaded by Muse, below.


If you’re patiently waiting the release of Muse’s upcoming new album Drones, then we have another new track from the impending release.

As of now, the band have officially released three songs from the super secretive album, and now a new song appears to have been uploaded onto YouTube.

Though the account that uploaded the video is not Muse’s official account, you can listen to the song below which is amazing with its loud and pulsing instrumentals and frontman Matt Bellamy’s vocals. It’s become our favorite as of now; sorry “Dead Inside.”

While it’s “unofficially” Muse’s (for now, at least), we aren’t doubting the validity of the lyric video because it is very similar to the other videos they have previously released.

Anyway, check out “Reapers” below.

“Reapers” is the fourth song to be released off of Drones. Previously, the band released “Mercy,” “Dead Inside,” and lead single “Psycho” to impatiently waiting fans.

Drones will officially be released on June 9 through Warner Bros., though other locations will be getting the album ahead of time, like parts of Europe and as always, the United Kingdom.

Muse Show Fans “Mercy” with New Song

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With just a couple of week left until the release of their highly anticipated new album, Drones, Muse have offered fans another new song from the ultra secretive record.

The new song is titled “Mercy” and is officially the third song to be released from the impending album.

On their YouTube page, where the song is currently available to stream (or you can just press play below), Muse frontman Matt Bellamy wrote the following about the track:

“The opening line of ‘Mercy’ – Help me I’ve fallen on the inside’- is a reference to the protagonist knowing and recognizing that they have lost something, they have lost themselves. This is where they realize they’re being overcome by the dark forces that were introduced in ‘Psycho.’”

Check out the song below.

“Mercy” joins previously released tracks “Psycho” and “Dead Inside” on the follow-up to 2012’s The 2nd Law. 

Drones will officially hit stores, digital and physical, on June 8 through Warner Bros. For those who pre-order the album on iTunes, they will be gifted with an “instant grat” track.

Muse Use Drones to Film Video for “Dead Inside”

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Last month, Muse were being generous by giving fans two new songs off of their much-anticipated upcoming record. Today, the trio have followed that up by releasing the official music video for their recently released song, “Dead Inside.”

The video features two dancers, dancing perfectly in sync with the song as the band perform the single not too far away from them. As the pair, and the band, perform puffs of powder are up in the air, creating a smoke screen. From the smoke screen, the only thing visible are the lights from the drones that are filming the entire thing.

Makes us think of those creepy drone flyer who use the machine to spy on people who are in the comfort of their own homes.

Watch the video below.

In a recent interview, frontman Matt Bellamy claimed the group might begin to use drones during their upcoming live performances.

“We always like to use the modern technology in our shows, the latest video screens or light shows, lasers, whatever is out there,” said Bellamy.

“Drones are obviously an interesting thing to try to bring into the live show so we’re going to try and do that. There’s going to be some difficulty with red tape of health and safety about flying things over, but the general idea is that as the tour starts that we’ll be using flying objects.”

It would be kind of cool to see the Muse performing at Download Festival while a slew of drones hover over the stage and/or the audience.

Drone, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2012’s The 2nd Law is set to be released on June 9. The full track list for the record can be seem below.

DRONES TRACK LIST:

01. “Dead Inside”
02. “[Drill Sergeant]”
03. “Psycho”
04. “Mercy”
05. “Reapers”
06. “The Handler”
07. “[JFK]”
08. “Defector”
09. “Revolt”
10. “Aftermath”
11. “The Globalist”
12. “Drones”

Muse are “Dead Inside” with New Song

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Muse seem to be in a giving mood this past week, especially since they worked so hard to keep anything having to do with their album under lock and key.

Today, we get a brand new track from their upcoming new record, Drones.

See, giving mood.

Last week, the British band premiered “Psycho,” after giving fans a slight taste of what to expect from the new song. Now, we get the debut of the second single (or third, if you consider the live debut of a song titled “Reaper” as number two).

The song, titled “Dead Inside” starts off with this rhythm that sounds like something you would hear in rock songs from the 80s. But don’t expect the song to keep up with that funky 80s sound; instead, that rhythm only happens during the chorus.

Confused? Don’t be. Check out the complete song below.

In the description area of YouTube, frontman Matt Bellamy explains the story of the song.

“This is where the story of the album begins, where the protagonist loses hope and becomes ‘Dead Inside’, therefore vulnerable to the dark forces introduced in ‘Psycho’ and which ensue over the next few songs on the album, before eventually defecting, revolting and overcoming these dark forces later in the story.”

Drones will be release don June 8 with pre-orders already available on iTunes. For those who pre-order the album on iTunes, they will receive an “instant grat” track.

Muse Debut “Psycho” In Full, Release New Album Info

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After iTunes almost ruined Muse’s announcement about their new album a few days ago, the band have officially released the first song off of their new album Drones.

The new song, “Psycho,” was teased on Instagram last week, with the group only giving fans a small taste of what to expect directly from the studio.

Today, the band debuted the song in full.

Check out the lyric video below which begins with a drill sergeant shouting at a solider and then shifts to the band performing in front of a wall with images projected upon it.

Now that the lead single has officially been released, Muse also revealed a couple of more things about Drones like the release date which will be June 8, 2015 and that pre-orders will begin today at 7:30 p.m. GMT (3:30 EST for those in the United States).

Like iTunes leaked, those who pre-order the album will get an “instant grat” track which might be “Psycho.” We’re not sure.