In a recent interview with Music Week, Bring Me The Horizon keyboardist Jordan Fish and frontman Oli Sykes has shared their thoughts on current statue of rock music.
Fish said that ‘it’s mostly shite’ and the people who are writing the songs aren’t good enough songwriters. Here’s the statement:
“In my opinion, it’s mostly shite. The people who are writing the songs aren’t good enough songwriters. I don’t love the music on Hot Hits UK but they are well-written songs and that’s something a lot of rock bands don’t appreciate. The craft of writing good songs is hard.”
Frontman Oli Sykes added:
“Any of these bands could write a big song but it means they’re just going to have to keep going and be so honest with themselves that it hurts. The amount of times you have to turn around and go, ‘This is dogshit’ when you’ve been working on it for six days…
We could have half-written all these songs and then gone to see a producer, hoping he was going to sort them out. But one of the important things about being a rock band is that you do write your own music.
It’s not a very rock thing to have people writing your songs or your lyrics for you. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having a little bit of help, or some outside perspective, but a lot of our contemporaries now just have people straight-up writing songs for them. I find that bonkers.”
Bring Me The Horizon’s latest single track “Mantra” was released on August 24, 2018. You can watch the official music video from below.
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