DJ duo SLANDER announce new single with Oli Sykes and blackbear

Due out this Friday (May 19), SLANDER are teaming up with blackbear and Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes for new single Wish I Could Forget.

DJ duo SLANDER announce new single with Oli Sykes and blackbear
Emily Carter

Los Angeles DJ duo Derek Andersen and Scott Land – otherwise known as SLANDER – have announced a new single featuring blackbear and Oli Sykes.

The pair – who, if you’re unfamiliar, helped popularise the heaven trap subgenre – are teaming up with blackbear and the Bring Me The Horizon frontman for new tune Wish I Could Forget, which is due out this Friday (May 19). They’ve not yet given us a preview of the track, but they’ve shared the single’s artwork featuring all four artists stood together in front of a car and a green sky.

Wish I Could Forget follows Bring Me’s recent single LosT, which is the next taste from their second Post Human EP. Talking to Kerrang! about the status of the ambitious project, Jordan Fish explained: “We’re on a journey of doing different types of records, which we set ourselves up to do thinking we’d get through it really quickly, and it hasn’t panned out that way for a number of reasons.

“We’re working on four Post Human records and we’ve been working on them all at the same time; one of the reasons why it’s taken longer is that we’ve done stuff for the third and fourth ones as well. The fourth one is where we want to explore the more heavy stuff, so in a way it limits how much we want to go heavy on this one. You don’t want them all to sound the same and you want to be confident in your conviction of going all-in on a style. It’s been a bit challenging working out how to do heavy-ish stuff on the record that doesn’t feel necessarily ‘metal’ heavy. I can imagine [LosT] being a popular song in a rock club. It’s a rock-y, emo-y pop song.”

Anyway, pre-save Wish I Could Forget here.

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