Muse Goes Back to the '80s for Sci-Fi 'Pressure' Video: Watch

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Muse, "Pressure"

On Thursday (Sept. 27), Muse released their new '80s high school homecoming-meets-Stranger Things music video for "Pressure," and the retro, zombie-filled, sci-fi visual is nothing short of amazing.

For the latest track from their upcoming Nov. 9 album Simulation Theory -- their first record since 2015's Drones -- the band continues their collaboration with director Lance Drake, drawing upon a nostalgic '80s pop-culture vibe. Centering on a high-school-gone-wrong scenario, the video also features comedian Terry Crews.

Kicking off with a beautiful mountain sunset over a desert road, the clip starts with an unseen person putting on VR glasses before arriving at a high school dance. At the homecoming dance, unenthusiastic students look dull as Crews announces a very special treat for this year's event: hometown heroes and local battle of the band winners Rocket Baby Doll (aka Muse's original band name).

 

Once the band starts playing, the students slowly start to bop their heads and get into the groove -- turning the event into a real dance party. The multiple-riff, guitar-heavy tune features some impressive melodic arrangements and a full-bodied vocal attack by frontman Matt Bellamy. 

When a young couple decides to venture inside the school's dark, closed hallways -- things start to go terribly wrong. Dropping a soda-looking can on a computer, the pair causes an electrical, laser-packed reaction, transforming an adorable hamster into a Furby-looking zombie -- ready to kill whatever comes his way.

Muse also announced initial cities for their 2019 tour, but no official dates have been released yet. A few cities in the their North American run include New York, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Toronto and Washington.

Watch Muse's new video for "Pressure" below.