It's hard to know what exactly to expect from Queens of the Stone Age
's new album Villains
, which is due out on August 15th. However, we do know one very important thing about the album: it will be the band's danciest release yet. At this point, that's been made very clear from the two singles released from Villains
, "The Way You Used to Do" and "The Evil Has Landed," as well as the fact that the album is produced by pop-mastermind Mark Ronson.
Nothing drives that idea of danceability home any better than QOTSA's new video for "The Way You Used to Do," which was released today, exclusively on Apple Music. The video should be a huge sigh of relief for QOTSA fans who were concerned that the band would be getting too carried away with the poppiness of their new music, because the entire video is a hilarious, self-aware extravaganza. Josh Homme dances through wardrobe change after wardrobe change, moving like a madman with Saint Vitus Dance
while he winks to the camera, as if to say, "I know, this looks ridiculous."
For the sake of briefly going over some of the absurd things that happen in this video: Homme rescues a ballerina from being sacrificed by satanists (or actually sacrifices her?), gets slapped by a bearded man that he mistakes for a woman, eventually gets you, yes you, to sign away your soul to the devil (who turns out to be Homme himself), and then the video ends with Homme clicking his heels in midair like he's Dorothy. If a more rock-and-roll sentence exists, then I'm not sure what it is. Check out a preview of the music video above, and be sure to head on over to Apple Music, if you're a subscriber, so that you can watch the video in its entirety.