Is Bring Me The Horizon morphing into a pop rock band? Their new single, "Mother Tongue," and their previous track "medicine" seem to strip any remnance of metalcore from the band's sound for a much more mainstream rock/pop vibe.
"Mother Tongue" is a catchy song, at least. Speaking to Zane Lowe's World Record on Apple Music's Beats 1, frontman Oli Sykes said of the song:
"We didn't really know what we wanted, but we just knew we wanted to be different. We wanted to still be Bring Me the Horizon, but make people feel the things they felt with us in different ways and try to do it sonically different. And it took a while to find that sound and stuff, 'cause I think, for me, I love the fact that I can sing now and I can write these lyrics that have important messages and they can almost stick in people's heads, so that they're easier to get across. So, for us, we still wanted those huge choruses, but I feel like we had so much experimentation in us that we've been dying to do for maybe the last five years or so."
"The whole album's kind of explores loving and different aspects of that. Toxic relationships and the end of relationships, really. It's also about the positive side of love and obviously when you first fall in love, it's got to be the greatest feeling. It's probably the most gushing, out-there, just straight-up love song we've ever written. This was one of the easier ones to write, because it was positive. It's about when I first met my new wife. She's from Brazil, and she didn't speak so much English. She talked a lot better than my Portuguese, but from the very start, we had a really, really strong connection, and it was just a crazy time. And this song's just talking about those experiences, which they just stick in my head. So, that was really one of the easier ones to write about."
Bring Me The Horizon's new album, Amo, is out January 25. It's music.
Here are the band's upcoming tour dates:
January 23 Nashville, TN Nashville Muni Auditorium
January 25 Orlando, FL CFE Arena
January 26 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy
January 28 Fairfax, VA EagleBank Arena
January 29 Manhattan, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
January 30 Manhattan, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
February 1 Boston, MA Tsongas Ctr at UMass Lowell
February 2 Montreal, QC Place Bell
February 4 Detroit, MI Fillmore Detroit
February 5 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
February 6 Minneapolis, MN Armory
February 8 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom
February 9 Houston, TX Revention Music Center
February 11 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
February 13 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
February 15 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
February 16 Las Vegas, NV The Joint