Bring Me the Horizon have released a cracker of a song called “Parasite Eve” and have a new album on the way. Frontman Oli Sykes has talked about the Horizon’s ambitions, and the new recordings will be titled “Post Human”
Oli Sykes talks about “Parasite Eve” in an interview with NME. It a strange twist they were working on the song last year and it was inspired by a Japanese superbug that became adapted to be heat resistant from climate change. When Covid-19 hit they put the song on hold.
“We shelved the song for a bit because it felt bit too close to the bone,” Sykes confessed, going on to stateb After sitting on it for a while, we realized that this was a reason to release it now more than ever. In our music we’ve always wanted to escape, but there’s been too much escapism and ignoring the problems in the world. It’s not what the world needs. The world needs more and needs to think about it and remember. You can’t just brush over it and expect life to go back to normal, because it fucking ain’t. In so many ways, we need to change. That’s what rock music is about – addressing the dark side and processing it.”
Sykes added “This is a moment we all knew was coming one day, but maybe not in our lifetime. Look at the Black Lives Matter protests too. It felt like we were making progress and people were standing up to injustice, but maybe we got too complacent because it’s still happening. It’s time to be pissed off. It’s not the time to say, ‘These days shall pass’ and ‘everything will be okay’, because it won’t fucking be okay unless we fucking do something about it,”
Sykes talks about how Bring Me The Horizon’s time quarantine and writing new songs “Now we’re going to make four different records over the next year and they’ll all share the name Post Human,” revealed Sykes, who elaborated, “They’ll each be tonally different with their own sound and mood. That’s one thing we’ve never really done. There’s often been an over-arching theme on our records, but the music has always felt like a collage. That’s cool and I like it, but sometimes you want a soundtrack for a certain occasion and emotion.”
The frontman talks about the title ‘Post Human’ “The idea behind Post Human is looking at how we’ve stepped out of evolution and the food chain. If we can do that, then we can take responsibility for what we’ve done to the planet and become something better than what humans are right now.”
Check out the new clip below