AceShowbiz - Muse has given fans another single off their upcoming LP, which is still untitled as of now. The English trio unveiled a new single entitled "Thought Contagion" on Thursday, February 15 along with its music video treatment.
Directed by Lance Drake, the three-and-a-half-minute clip begins with a man playing a game at an arcade. After his girlfriend shows up, the couple makes their way out of the place and heads to the street, where the man showcases his dancing skill.
The scene then takes a turn for the worst when everyone but the man turns into zombies, ready to attack him. The poor man becomes scared and immediately gets into his car to protect himself. At one point, a group of rescuer comes and forcibly grabs the man's zombie girlfriend. When he thinks that he is finally free, it turns out that the rescuers are on the zombies' side.
"Thought Contagion" is a follow-up to "Dig Down", which came out last year. "The meaning of the song 'Thought Contagion' is about how other people's thoughts, ideas and beliefs can sometimes infect your mind, get into your head and change the way you think yourself," frontman Matt Bellamy said of the song in a press release.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Muse opened up about the inspiration of the track, saying that they were inspired after watching American news stations. "We're living in an age where these sort of ideologies, people's belief, systems, whether they are true or false, are getting a lot of air time," Matt said. "Especially ones on the false side."
"I think that we're living in an unusual period where a lot of airtime is being given to crazy ideas," he added. "The flip side is that we're living in a time where pointing out someone's inaccuracies, using science for example, is becoming increasingly difficult. Sometimes it's even perceived as an insensitive thing to do."