Bring Me The Horizon have released a new song called ‘Medicine’. You can listen to the track below.
‘Medicine’ premiered on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show tonight (January 3) and declared to be her ‘Hottest Record in the World’.
Talking to Mac, the band described the video as featuring “a cyborg version of Oli getting off with himself”.
Keyboardist Jordan Fish described the song as “a mixture of the electronic and radio-friendly elements”.
“It’s about people who are negative influences and how when they leave your life things get much better. It’s still got characteristics of some of the bigger songs we’ve done before. You’d need to ask Oli who exactly that’s about, but I can think of a few people it might be about…” he told Kerrang!
The band have been teasing the track for the past few days. You can see those below.
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Last month, frontman Oli Sykes said that “rap is almost the new punk”, arguing that “rock has gone soft, miserable and boring”.
“That’s why rappers are almost the new rock’n’roll or punk or whatever,” Sykes told Music Week. “Rock’s gone soft, it’s gone miserable and boring, there’s not really much exciting about it. So it’s important that we cross over, because we feel like we belong more in a place where people just like music and it’s not about how heavy it is.”
Co-writer and keyboardist Jordan Fish continued: “A lot of artists I like have changed constantly throughout their career. Radiohead are one of my favourite bands – and I wouldn’t ever compare us to Radiohead – but a lot of people would have said, ‘I prefer ‘The Bends’. But I don’t like that old stuff, I like them from when they went electronic onwards.”
Speaking to NME last summer about what to expect from their new album ‘Amo’, Sykes said: “There’s good stuff, there’s bad stuff, there’s weird stuff. It’s kind of more like a think-piece on love and how it can effect you. Not just you, but other people. You go into a relationship and people pick sides. There’s a pack mentality. It’s quite an easy way to write a concept album about love. Everything boils down to love in the end.
“Obviously ‘Amo’ is Portuguese for ‘I love’, obviously there’s the ‘ammunition’ part and then in European Portuguese it means ‘master’. It sounds happy, but there are all these hidden meanings that make it more complex.”