Listen To Bring Me The Horizon’s Powerful New Single, Ludens
Early last month, it was announced that Bring Me The Horizon would release a new song on the soundtrack to the new Hideo Kojima game Death Stranding. The track, titled Ludens, would be featured alongside new songs by acts like CHVRCHES, Major Lazer, and the Neighbourhood.
Now, the wait is over — listen to Ludens below:
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According to Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes, the track is putting a positive message behind Death Stranding’s somewhat bleak apocalyptic one:
“We build these new inventions, and this technology that can help people,” Oli says in the latest issue of Kerrang! – on sale now. “I was reading about this 16-year-old who has invented a microorganism that can eat microplastics in the ocean; sometimes things can get so dark that you don’t see there are still these little rays of light everywhere. After reading all this, I felt like it needed to have at least a semi-positive message about what’s going on.
“If it’s not you, who is it going to be that makes a change or helps?” he continues. “Everyone goes, ‘Someone else will sort this out.’ And that’s how I was for ages, too – I was like, ‘I’m just going to quietly keep my beliefs to myself and hope that people see that things need to be done, and they change in their own way.’
“I think what’s happened, maybe even over the past six months, is that if you believe in something, you really do need to stand up for it. The kids that are going out and doing that are making a difference. I didn’t have that faith before, and now I do. I want to join that fight, and I’d be a hypocrite if I didn’t. That’s the message of the song: that we need new leaders and new heroes, and new people to try and beat this fucked-up game.”