“We both encouraged and pushed each other”: Inside BMTH and Amy Lee’s collaboration
Bring Me The Horizon are continuing to take fans inside the making of their absolutely awesome Post Human: Survival Horror EP, with the band’s latest video instalment going deep on closing track One Day The Only Butterflies Left Will Be In Your Chest As You March Towards Your Death.
The song features Evanescence leader Amy Lee, with the singer explaining that this brilliantly surprising collaboration very much pushed her outside of her usual vocal comfort zone.
“One thing that was really cool about this process working back and forth with Oli [Sykes] was we both encouraged and pushed each other to sing and work kind of differently,” Amy says at the beginning of the video. “It started with the first time I laid my vocal down and sent it over, he encouraged me to sing certain parts of the song less; more about breath and less about power. That is challenging for me. I really like that style but it’s not my comfort zone – it’s easier for me to harness my voice when I just blast it.”
“I told her about it being kind of a love song between the planet and mankind and she absolutely loved the idea,” continues Oli, “and said it reminded her of what their kind of message they were working on for their new album. She wrote some lyrics for the last part that she said she didn’t like, and I was just like, ‘No, they’re fucking sick; they’re perfect.’ ”
Watch the full video below:
Catch Bring Me The Horizon at the following live dates on the Post Human Tour next year:
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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