Oli Sykes Says Bring Me The Horizon Hope To Release “Multiple Records Next Year”
Following the release of their epic new single Ludens, Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes has spoken about it being the first new material that we’ll hear from whatever record comes next – and how the band plan on changing up their release format in the future.
After this year’s 5K-rated amo album, the vocalist says that the Sheffield titans perhaps won’t release another full-length effort again – “maybe ever”. His new mind-set came from a combination of working on the one-off Ludens, as well as amo being a “fucking ballache to make”.
“Ludens will be the first song you hear from the new record,” he tells NME. “We’re not going to do an album again, maybe ever. We’re thinking about doing shorter records. I don’t want to say we’re going to do something and not live up to it, but the plan is to release multiple records next year.”
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When asked if fans will start seeing a “more regular flow of music from Bring Me The Horizon”, Oli repsonds: “There’s all this shit you need to think about and how it’s going to sit on a 15 track album. I don’t want to do that. When we wrote Ludens, it was crazy but it was fun. We just had to write one song and it just had to serve the video game. We didn’t have to write the biggest song in the world. I just love to sit and go, ‘Let’s just write a song and not worry about how it needs to be.’”
Speaking to Kerrang! about the message of Ludens, Oli revealed that the Death Stranding song has a “semi-positive message” about what’s going on in the world today:
“We build these new inventions, and this technology that can help people,” he 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.”
Pick up the new issue of Kerrang! for the full interview with Oli:
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