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Muse tease more new music in dramatic preview video

It comes after the trio returned with 'Won't Stand Down' in January

By Hollie Geraghty

Muse pose for a press photo
Muse in 2022 (Photo: Press)

Muse have hinted at more new music coming soon in a new video, which fans believe may also preview the album’s artwork.

The rock trio returned in January with ‘Won’t Stand Down’, their first new music in nearly four years.

Offering a taste of what’s to come on their currently untitled ninth album, the band have now released a new teaser, suggesting more is coming soon.

In the 35-second clip, three huge busts of band members Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard stand on the outskirts of a city.

A crowd of mysterious hooded figures gather in orange-hued sands as they pull the statues down with ropes. The final shot of the sand-covered busts is framed in the dimensions of an album cover.

The crowd can be heard chanting “the will of the people”, which is likely to be pulled from the next single.

Check out the teaser below.

Speaking about comeback single ‘Won’t Stand Down’, frontman Bellamy explained that the song is about “standing your ground against bullies, whether that be on the playground, at work or anywhere”.

“Protecting yourself from coercion and sociopathic manipulation and to face adversity with strength, confidence and aggression.”

‘Won’t Stand Down’ arrived with a futuristic video, shot in Kyiv, Ukraine, and follows “a fragile, mysterious figure that siphons the collective energy of a dark army to transmute into an augmented being”.

The band are scheduled to play a number of European festivals this summer, where fans will likely hear new material. They will play Isle of Wight Festival in June, alongside the likes of Lewis Capaldi and Kasabian, followed by a set at Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival in July.

Performances are also scheduled for Germany’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park, as well as Tempelhof Sounds in Berlin, OpenAir in Switzerland and more. You can find ticket details and the full list of dates here.

Bellamy spoke about new material in October 2022, revealing to The Sun that he started writing when “all the protests and all the chaos were kicking off,” referring to Black Lives Matter protests.

“It’s a weird thing to say but it suits the music I write. It keeps you a little bit on edge.”