After weeks of teasing on their social media channels, Muse have unveiled their new song ‘Dig Down’.
Co-produced by Mike Elizondo and Muse and mixed by Spike Stent, the slow-building track centres on themes of unity and survival when your back’s against the wall.
Matt Bellamy says: “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.”
The song comes with an action-packed, futuristic video that was directed by Lance Drake and features model Lauren Wasser who had her right leg amputated in 2012 after contracting toxic shock syndrome.
“The song is about survival and fighting the odds – when I heard this song I knew I wanted to do an action-packed narrative,” says Lance Drake.
“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.”
You can learn more about Lauren Wasser’s story here.
Dig Down is available to download right now. The artwork looks like this: