“‘Will of the People’ is 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 centre 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,'” says frontman Matt Bellamy.
In the song’s accompanying video, directed by Tom Teller, a group of masked activists run through a desolate city tearing down statues, tagging security cameras, and invading the Ministry of Truth. The group eventually makes their way to the desert where overlooking busts of Muse are brought down and turned into dust.
Watch the video below.
Muse also announced a limited number of theater shows in Europe and North America set for October. The brief run includes stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Paris, and Milan. Check out all the dates below.
Says the band, “We had such a good time at our recent charity shows at the Apollo in London last month we wanted to play some of these types of smaller theaters that we hadn’t played for a long time in the U.S and Europe before we head out on tour in 2023.”
Pre-sale codes for European shows will be given to fans who have pre-ordered the new record Will of the People. The pre-sale starts Tuesday, June 21st at 10 AM local time. Meanwhile, North American pre-sale will be available to fan club members on Wednesday, June 22nd at 10 AM local time. General tickets go on sale June 24th.
Will of the People comes out August 26th via Warner Records. Pre-order the album here.