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Oli Sykes: How Bring Me The Horizon put elephant sounds into a song

Did you hear an elephant’s trumpet in Bring Me The Horizon’s 2020 single Teardrops? No? Oli Sykes reveals how it was weaved into the song…

Quite frankly, Bring Me The Horizon are killing it on TikTok at the moment: following on from Jordan Fish’s recent quickfire making-of video for viral hit Can You Feel My Heart, Oli Sykes has thrown things forward to a 2020 Horizon song – and revealed that the band incorporated some pretty… wild stuff in it.

Never shy when it comes to experimenting in the studio, the frontman has shared that the band sneaked the sound of an elephant’s trumpet into Post Human: Survival Horror mega-single Teardrops… which we absolutely did not notice at the time (but, equally, aren’t surprised about in the slightest).

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In a video explaining how they did it, Oli jokes, Yo, have you ever wondered how to get elephant sounds into a song?”

First: you gotta find the perfect elephant sound,” he continues. Then you’ve gotta spend half an hour convincing the band it’s a good idea. Once you’ve done that, just fuck with the pitch a little, maybe add some reverb and… voila! Elephant mosh!”



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♬ original sound - BRING ME THE HORIZON


At the time of release, Oli called Teadrops his favourite song off the record”, explaining, I’m so excited to get this single out, it feels like a classic Bring Me The Horizon tune but without it feeling like anything we’ve done before. I feel like Teardrops is some of the best work we’ve ever done, musically and lyrically as whole.”

Catch Bring Me The Horizon at the following live dates this year:


16 Kingston Pryzm (7pm)
16 Kingston Pryzm (9pm)
18 Liverpool Uni Mountford Hall
20 Hull Bonus Arena
21 Glasgow The SSE Hydro
22 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
24 Sheffield FlyDSA Arena
25 Birmingham Utilita Arena
26 London The O2 Arena

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Posted on February 1st 2021, 4:29p.m.
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