"The Way You Used To Do", the new video from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, can be seen exclusively at Apple Music.
Conceived by QUEENS OF THE STONE frontman Joshua Homme, directed by Jonas Åkerlund and produced by Serial Pictures, the clip somehow fit its multiple sets, wardrobe changes and intricate dance routines into one day of shooting August 8 in Los Angeles.
Considering potential reactions to the sinister shuffle of "The Way We Used To Do" being translated into a panoramic soul-selling dance trip, Homme says: "It's our way of paying 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 been the spirit of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and the space we've worked to create from day one."
"The Way You Used To Do" is taken from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's seventh album, "Villains", which will be released on August 25 via Matador Records.
Homme said: "The title 'Villains' isn't a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It's simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… Everyone needs someone or something to rail against — their villain — same as it ever was. You can't control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go."