Muse get futuristic and weird in their new video for “Something Human.” The clip shows frontman Matt Bellamy racing to return a VHS to what has to be the world’s last Blockbuster. Along the way, he’s chased by fellow bandmates Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard. Directed by Lance Drake, it features several references to 80s classic Teen Wolf, starring Michael J. Fox. Check out the video below.
“Our aim with ‘Something Human’ was to continue the journey that began in ‘Dig Down’ and ‘Thought Contagion,” Drake said. “Pulling further into a simulated world we follow Matt, Dom, and, Chris on the chase of a lifetime – where something as simple as returning some videotapes becomes an epic journey.”
As for the song itself, it finds the band going in a more mellow, folk-pop direction. The track was produced by the band along with Rich Costey. According to a statement, the song is meant to address “the need to reset and re-engage with our human emotions.”
“Something Human” is taken from Muse’s upcoming eighth studio album, out this November. So far, no further details about the LP have been revealed. Muse’s last studio album was 2015’s Drones. The band recently released their Drones World Tour film in theaters for one night only earlier this month. The film featured performance footage and highlights of the tour’s stage production. A home release has not been announced.
“Something Human” artwork: