Bring Me The Horizon is one of the prime examples of how musical evolution can benefit a band. The band recently released their long-awaited heavy new single “Parasite Eve,” following the direction of their 2019 song “Ludens”. During quarantine the band have released several Youtube videos showing behind-the-scenes footage of the creative process leading up to the the release of “Parasite Eve,” with more music to be released under the project name ‘Post Human’ as told in an interview with NME. BMTH also worked with producer Mick Gordon (DOOM, Wolfenstein) on the new single.
In the interview, vocalist Oliver Sykes discusses how the original idea for the single started in February before the coronavirus pandemic, when information was released about a Japanese superbug that became heat resistant due to climate change, and how as the months progressed the more the song became a combination of emotions due to current events.
You can read a bit of Sykes response in the NME interview below:
“We shelved the song for a bit because it felt bit too close to the bone. After sitting on it for a while, we realised that this was a reason to release it now more than ever. In our music we’ve always wanted to escape, but there’s been too much escapism and ignoring the problems in the world. It’s not what the world needs. The world needs more and needs to think about it and remember. You can’t just brush over it and expect life to go back to normal, because it fucking ain’t. In so many ways, we need to change. That’s what rock music is about – addressing the dark side and processing it.”
Sykes continued: “This is a moment we all knew was coming one day, but maybe not in our lifetime. Look at the Black Lives Matter protests too. It felt like we were making progress and people were standing up to injustice, but maybe we got too complacent because it’s still happening. It’s time to be pissed off. It’s not the time to say, ‘These days shall pass’ and ‘everything will be OK’, because it won’t fucking be OK unless we fucking do something about it.”