I’ve been a fan of Muse from the very beginning and I usually like most things they do. Occasionally, though, they’ll start to lose me. To that end, I was beginning to fear that I wouldn’t like their forthcoming album Drones very much after hearing the previous singles. I’m not even sure why; they just didn’t strike a chord with me. But I’m really enjoying this track, “Dead Inside.” It’s such a wonderful mix of so many things. For starters, I love the beats and the bass. The rhythm is mesmerizing. And while the guitar doesn’t take the forefront very often here, when it does it’s fantastic. It’s like listening to Brian May of Queen play a magical guitar that gives off sparks each time his pick hits a string. It just ignites, alive like fire. And the lyrics are plenty clever and thought-provoking, too. Everything about this song just rocks. Except, you know, for the fact that there’s also something of a pop element to it as well.
Muse’s new album, Drones, will be released on 8 June 2015.
Pre-order the new album now on CD, CD+DVD, 12″ double gatefold 180g vinyl, digital download or the exclusive muse.mu deluxe package with CD/DVD/tri-fold vinyl: http://drones.muse.mu/
Directed by Robert Hales
Dancers: Will B. Wingfield & Kathryn McCormick
Choreographed by Tessandra Chavez