Oli Sykes Talks mother tongue: “It’s The Most Gushing Song We’ve Ever Written…”
Chatting to Zane Lowe for Zane’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1, Oli reveals that the latest track from new album amo was inspired by his first meeting of his Brazilian wife, and how the connection between the pair of them was stronger than the initial language barrier.
“The whole album’s kind of explores loving and different aspects of that,” Oli says. “Toxic relationships and the end of relationships, and 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 and 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.”
The vocalist also chatted about the sound that Bring Me The Horizon are creating with their new music: “We didn’t really know what we wanted, but we just knew we wanted to be different and 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 and stuff. So, for us, we still wanted those huge choruses and all that stuff, 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.”
Listen to mother tongue below.
In the new issue of Kerrang!, we talk Oli Sykes about amo in a world exclusive interview. He goes deep in to his experiences of love in all its forms, including the tragic story about final song i don’t know what to say.
Following on from the release of amo on January 25, BMTH will be making their thoroughly-deserved festival headlining debut in May, at London’s All Points East. And if that’s not enough, they’ll also be joined by Run The Jewels, Nothing But Thieves, IDLES, Scarlxrd and YONAKA.
Tickets to All Points East are on sale right here. It costs £59.95 for general admission, and £99.95 for All Points VIP.
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