Bring Me The Horizon are continuing the transition from death-core poster boys to pop-rock stadium fillers with new single Medicine.
The next taste of the band’s 6th LP Amo, which they teased last week, is set to polarize their rabid fan-base like never before, whilst no doubt catapulting them to greater heights of accessibility.
Built around a steady, metronomical synth riff, the song offers up one hell of a catchy chorus that is sure to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
Add in a trippy video of an animated porcelain head vomiting black bile and having its eyes pushed out and you have an audio-visual experience that is hard to forget.
Check out Medicine below
Speaking with HardDrive Radio about the bands new record, which was self-produced, front-man Oli Sykes explained that “we’ve used producers and stuff like that, and it’s just never worked for us.”
“When we write a song, it rarely ever sounds like the same song. It goes through, like 20 or 30 iterations; it changes every day [or] every week….we like constructive criticism and it’s nice to get an outside perspective, for sure, but for the most part, we know what we want.”
Of the meaning behind the record, Oli noted that it was “kind of a loose concept album.”
“My wife’s Brazilian, so she speaks Portuguese. So ‘I love’ roughly translates into ‘Amo’ and I kind of like the double meaning of ammunition — basically the ammunition for the album and stuff like that. So, yeah, I kind of landed on that.”
Mantra was the first single to be released off Amo- check it out below
The band have been pretty upfront about the stylistic change that they plan to undertake on Amo, claiming that rock has “gone soft”and praising the ‘punkish’ nature of rap music.
It looks like their Pray For Plagues days are as far behind them as Pantera’s cock rock era was when they dropped A Vulgar Display of Power. Don’t expect the people power to die away any time soon though.
Bring Me The Horizon First Love Australian Tour, 2019
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019-Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Friday, April 12th, 2019- QUDOS Bank Arena, Sydney
Saturday, April 13th, 2019- Rod Laver Arenas, Melbourne