Queens of the Stone Age recently shared a teaser for an upcoming music video featuring Josh Homme’s dancing capabilities. Today (16), the official video has been unleashed exclusively on Apple Music. The brand new “The Way You Used To Do” music video directed by Jonas Åkerlund is taken from their upcoming seventh studio album Villains, which will be released next Friday on August 25th via Matador Records.
The band describes the video as:
“A fever dream Satanic dance ritual extravaganza – featuring Homme lighter on his feet and darker in his soul than ever before.”
Homme shared his explanation on the video:
“Our way of paying a tribute to Cab Calloway and the film Hellzapoppin.’ I fully realize that may be a little more than some are open to, and that’s perfectly fine with me. There’s the door. If some of the more close-minded are gently pruned, that just leaves more room on the dance floor for the open-minded ones to get loose. That’s the spirit of Queens of The Stone Age and the space we’ve worked to create from day one.”
In another statement, he also gave props to Akerlund for his time in Bathory:
“Dancing and headbanging are truly individualistic expressions of losing oneself fully in appreciation of music—who better to combine these things into a singular vision than someone who’s directed Madonna and Lady Gaga videos–and also happens to have been a member of Bathory?
Go to Apple Music to watch the entire video.