It's the first new material since Drones
tom skinner
11:50 19th May 2017

Muse have shared the new single 'Dig Down', and teased more upcoming releases. Check out the official video below.

As promised last week, Matt Bellamy and co have released the first slice of new material since 2015's Drones album. 

The track is accompanied by a typically-OTT video, which depicts a futuristic and glossy dystopian universe - can't really expect anything less from the trio. The visuals were directed by Lance Drake. 

Speaking about the release, Bellamy said: “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.”

'Dig Down' is a standalone single, and isn't taken from an upcoming full-length record. In a recent interview with Radio X however, Matt Bellamy said the band will put out "three songs... or even more" ahead of the LP's release - though we might be waiting a while for the album.

"People are going to see into the creative process as we’re writing and recording the songs, and we’re going to put them out quite soon after.

“Even though the overall album will be a long wait some of the songs are going to be available way ahead of that.”

Earlier this year, it was reported that the rockers had been working on new material at London's Air Studios, and the band have been leading up to this first release ever since. Snippets of behind-the-scenes footage were uploaded to the band's social sites showing the music video being filmed.

Muse will presumably air new material when they headline Reading & Leeds festivals this August Bank Holiday Weekend. The band will also appear at Belfast's Vital festival.