Muse has released the music video for “Dead Inside,” the first official single from the band’s upcoming album Drones. The trio continues the dark, post-apocalyptic, dystopian tone it’s been setting for the record so far, with the video featuring two dancers, dressed all in white like the band, doing a weirdly intense interpretive routine to the song.
Frontman Matt Bellamy said last month that “Dead Inside’ was “where the story of the album begins, where the protagonist loses hope and becomes ‘Dead Inside.'”
The video ends with the female dancer spinning her partner’s head and casting him aside before the cameras focus on her emotionless face and blacked-out eyes.
Drones, Muse’s seventh studio album, will arrive on June 9th. The disc is loosely conceptual, with Bellamy saying, “Drones are metaphorical psychopaths which enable psychopathic behavior with no recourse. The world is run by Drones utilizing Drones to turn us all into Drones.”
The singer/guitarist has also admitted that some of the record was influenced by the end of his relationship with actress Kate Hudson, with whom he has a young son.
Muse has announced three U.S. shows to celebrate the arrival of Drones. The British trio will play two theater shows in New York City on May 8th and 9th and a third in Los Angeles on May 15th.