Muse go ‘back to the future’ in new video for their ‘straight rock single’ ‘Pressure’

"It's a different riff every 10 seconds"

Muse have shared a retro new video for their new single ‘Pressure’ – described by the band as more of a “straight Muse rock track”.

Taken from their upcoming album ‘Simulation Theory‘, ‘Pressure’ follows on from recent singles ‘The Dark Side‘, ‘Thought Contagion‘, ‘Something Human‘ and ‘Dig Down’. While the tasters for the new record so far have leaned towards a more pop-friendly and electro-rock approach, frontman Matt Bellamy has said that this one is more traditional of the band.

“It’s more like a straight Muse rock track,” Bellamy told Radio X. “It’s like a different riff every 10 seconds, basically.”


The video opens with a VR headset being placed over an unseen person’s head, before the scene shifts to a high school prom – seemingly recreating the prom scene in Back To The Future, with Muse assuming the role of the band and the frontman appearing to be dressed as Marty McFly. Terry Crews introduces the band as Rocket Baby Dolls – Muse’s first band name when they originally formed.

The clip also features Chance Michael and Julia Robinson, and was directed by Lance Drake.

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Produced by Rich Costey, Mike Elizondo, Shellback and Timbaland, ‘Simulation Theory’ is due for release on November 9, 2018.


Meanwhile, this weekend saw Muse debut tracks from ‘Simulation Theory’ live at Reeperbahn Festival where they performed as special guests.

UK and world tour dates for 2019 are expected to be announced in the weeks ahead.


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