New Sounds: MUSE return with ‘Dig Down’, a song ‘about survival and fighting the odds’


A few days before setting off on a North American tour with 30 Seconds To Mars and Massachusetts darlings PVRIS, MUSE have unleashed a new song centered around unity and survival.

The pulsating, anthemic song is called “Dig Down,” and it arrives with a powerful video directed by Lance Drake and featuring toxic shock syndrome activist Lauren Wasser.

“When I was writing this song,” offers MUSE frontman Matt Bellamy in a press release, “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.”

Drake adds the following: “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.”

For more on Wasser, watch her TED Talk. Featured photo by Jeff Forney.

MUSE on tour 2017:
May 20: West Palm Beach, FL Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
May 21: Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 3:Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheatre
June 6: Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
June 8: New Orleans, LA Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
June 10: Austin, TX Austin 360 Amphitheatre
June 12: Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
June 13: St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 15: Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion**
July 18: Toronto, ONT Budweiser Stage
July 22: Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Theater
August 1: Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion
September 15: Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 18: Red Rocks, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 20: Salt Lake City USANA Amphitheatre