Queens Of The Stone Age’s new album, Villains, comes out at the end of the month, and today the band has shared a video for lead single “The Way You Used To Do.” It was directed by Jonas Akerlund based off an idea by Josh Homme, and features the band dancing in a couple of increasingly elaborate scenarios. “It’s our way of paying tribute to Cab Calloway and the film Hellzapoppin’,” Homme explains in a statement. “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.” Watch below.
Villains is out 8/25 via Matador.