The two-time GRAMMY Award-winners Muse today return with the brand new song ‘Won’t Stand Down’, which is out via Warner Records. Produced by Muse and mixed by Dan Lancaster (Bring Me The Horizon, Enter Shikari), ‘Won’t Stand Down’ is an arena-ready anthem of controlled chaos, with heavy guitars and industrial-like distortions amplifying Matt Bellamy’s striking lyrics about taking one’s power back.
Matt Bellamy says, “‘Won’t Stand Down’ is a song 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’ is released along with its official video. Directed by the award-winning filmmaker Jared Hogan (girl in red, Joji) and shot in Kyiv, Ukraine, the visual features a fragile, mysterious figure that siphons the collective energy of a dark army to transmute into an augmented being.
In further news, Muse will embark upon a summer of major European festival dates this summer. It includes a headline set at the Isle of Wight Festival, which represents their first UK show in almost three years. Please see the band’s official website for ticket details. The dates are:
June 3 Rock AM Ring Nürburgring, Germany
June 5 Rock Im Park Nürburgring, Germany
June 9 Nova Rock Festival Nickelsdorf, Austria
June 11 Tempelhof Sounds Berlin, Germany
June 17 Firenze Rocks Florence, Italy
June 19 Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight, England
June 21 VOLT Festival Sopron, Hungary
June 24 Tinderbox Festival Odense, Denmark
June 26 Mallorca Live Mallorca, Spain
June 29 Ejekt Festival Athens, Greece
July 2 OpenAir St. Gallen, Switzerland
July 3 Les Eurockéennes De Belfort Belfort, France
July 6 Beauregard Festival Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France
July 8 Mad Cool Festival Madrid, Spain
July 10 Les Déferlantes Festival Céret, France
Muse consists of Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme. Their most recent album, ‘Simulation Theory’, debuted at #1 and represented the band’s sixth consecutive UK chart-topping album. Their previous studio album, ‘Drones’, went on to win a GRAMMY Award for Best Rock Album, the band’s second, in February 2016. Since forming in 1994, Muse have released eight studio albums, selling over 20 million albums worldwide.
Widely recognized as one of the best live bands in the world, Muse have won numerous music awards including two GRAMMY Awards, an American Music Award, five MTV Europe Music Awards, two BRIT Awards, eleven NME Awards and seven Q Awards, amongst others. The band are currently working on more new music.