Muse depict a rebellion against an authoritarian society in the video for its anthemic latest single, “Will of the People,” which also doubles as the title track from its upcoming album. As previously reported, the project is due Aug. 26 from Warner Bros. and has been preceded by the tracks “Won’t Stand Down” and “Compliance.”
In the Tom Teller-directed clip, a band of masked marauders run amok in a big, sleek city, spray-painting graffiti on walls and eventually setting fire to a building known as “The Ministry of Truth.” From there, the group speeds away in futuristic vehicles into a desert, where it proceeds to destroy giant statues representing Muse’s three members.
Muse frontman Matt Bellamy says the video “is a fictional story set in a fictional metaverse on a fictional planet ruled by a fictional authoritarian state run by a fictional algorithm manifested by a fictional data center running a fictional bank printing a fictional currency controlling a fictional population occupying a fictional city containing a fictional apartment where a fictional man woke up one day and thought ‘fuck this.’”
Muse will play a host of European festivals in the coming days, beginning later this week at the Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals in Germany. In October, the group will embark on a short run of headlining shows, beginning Oct. 4 in Los Angeles.
Will of the People is the follow-up to 2018’s Simulation Theory, Muse’s sixth consecutive No. 1 on the U.K. album chart.
Muse Fall 2022 Tour Dates:
Oct. 4: Los Angeles (Wiltern Theatre)
Oct. 11: Chicago (Riviera Theatre)
Oct. 14: Toronto (The History)
Oct. 16: New York (Beacon Theatre)
Oct. 23: Amsterdam (Royal Theatre Carre)
Oct. 25: Paris (Salle Pleyel)
Oct. 26: Milan (Alcatraz)