Consider it a sign o’ the times: Muse are doing dubstep.
Well, not exactly. The English rockers’ new single, “Madness,” does feature a bit of that inescapable wub-wub-wub, but it’s more of a subdued textural element than a trouser-dropping bass cannon. The song itself is also more restrained than much of their catalog, a subtle, layered groove with yearning harmonies.
In the video, our leggy heroine navigates the London Underground as a riot breaks out around her. Its shadowy hues of green and blue suggest melancholy and urban decay, and serve as a perfect palette for the tune’s understated resignation. Watch it below: