This morning Muse not only released their brand new single "Dig Down," but the English rock band also put out an official music video for it. The video was directed by Lance Drake and it stars Lauren Wasser. Not only is Wasser the main focus of the video, but the narrative was actually written around her real life survival story.
Who is Lauren Wasser? She's a model who lost her right leg below the knee due to toxic shock syndrome. To this day she still models, and walks in runway shows. In the music video, she fights her way out of a building that's run by a group who think the human body is obsolete.
About writing the music video around Wasser, director Lance Drake said in a press release, "I read her story and she gave me personal inspiration so I'd always kept her in mind to shoot with one day. The power of the song made me think of her...so I wrote the video narrative based on Lauren's story and how she overcame the odds."
This summer fans can watch Muse perform their new single "Dig Down" live while the rock band's out on tour with Thirty Seconds To Mars. That tour includes a Sept. 18 stop at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Along with playing headlining concerts this summer, Muse will also be making the festival rounds. They'll be at Chicago's Lollapalooza, Reading and Leeds Festival in England and Firefly Music Festival.