Sheffield-based British rock band ‘Bring Me The Horizon’ lead vocalist, Oliver Sykes, was recently interviewed by 93X Radio this week to discuss their most recent project ‘Post Human: Survival Horror’ as well as their decision on not making a new full-length album.
As you may already remember, Bring Me The Horizon released their seventh studio album named ‘Post Human: Survival Horror’ at the end of 2020 and the album features nine never-released-before tracks including three additional ‘Live In Tokyo’ tracks for the Japanese Edition.
In his latest interview with 93X Radio, Oli Sykes revealed the reasons for deciding to release EPs and singles moving forward. He also talked about the meaning behind ‘Teardrops’ and the story behind the latest video of the band which was directed by himself.
Here is what Oli said:
“With the pandemic and everything that happened in writing remotely, we knew we weren’t going on tour for a while, so it just felt like the perfect time to experiment with this idea. I’ve been saying – I want to stop doing albums. I wanted to do something different and all this stuff. And it’s like, finally trying to put your money where your mouth is and just do it.
The idea is just for us to be as creative as possible. We got these four records now, obviously ‘Post Human’ being the first one, where each record is going to be – it can be so different, whatever we feel like doing, we can do it. And it’s going to be a record for everyone.
If we feel like doing something dancy, electronic, we’ve got this record for it; if we feel like doing something old-school rock, we’ve got this one for it; if we feel like doing something maybe more emo, more pop, we’re yet to discover what each record sounds like.”
“It just felt like the right time to do something like that, to give us the most creative opportunity rather than going like, ‘Let’s write another whole album, it’s gonna take a year.‘ It’s like – we can just record, write, drop songs, whatever we feel like, keep it creative, keep it exciting.
And the thing is, we have types of fans, as well as Bring Me the Horizon fans that love emo, Bring Me the Horizon fans that just love our first record, Bring Me the Horizon fans that, I mean, it’s not like we’re not going to write records that sound like any of those.
But I appreciate that some people just want to listen to aggressive music, some people want to listen to more emotional music and stuff, and we’re the same, so it’s like rather than trying to cram all that into one record, we’re treating it like, ‘Let’s make a record.’
I feel like ‘Survival Horror’ had a vibe, so it’s like each record is going to be more like that. The second record will be whatever the vibe we land on, it’s going to be in that realm.”
You can watch the interview below.
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