• Maui Vindevogel

Sounds | Bring Me The Horizon, Strangers


Wie eind mei in Malta was hoorde de nieuwste van Bring Me The Horizon reeds (daar werd het nummer voor het eerst gedraaid tijdens een DJ set tijdens een festival), maar gisteren kwam Strangers uit voor iedereen. De song is geïnspireerd op mental health issues van de groep én hun fanbase. Een pakkende song en een pakkende video zijn het resultaat. I like it!


Zanger Oli Sykes zegt het volgende over hun nieuwe song:

“The song came out of a long writing trip in LA, and as soon as the lyric ‘we’re just a room full of strangers’ came it took on such a deeper double meaning - how it would feel to be performing it live as that’s what it is.. all strangers connecting on this mad level.. and that it was like rehab.. Coming out of lockdown and the pandemic, everyone is recovering from something and I’m so aware that so many people struggle daily with differing traumas, and just wanted to stress that they’re not in this alone… and we’re a community here to help each other”


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BRIT and Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling quintet Bring Me The Horizon is one of the most successful rock bands to emerge from the UK; selling over 5 million albums globally to date, playing sold-out shows in over 50 countries, including two sold-out nights at London’s O2, a night at The Forum in Los Angeles, wowing a traditionally non-rock crowd at Glastonbury Festival in 2016 and 2018 and a headline slot at 2022’s Reading & Leeds Festival. They kicked off their POST HUMAN era in 2020 with the release of

the first of four EPs aptly titled ‘POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR’. The critically acclaimed release debuted at Number 1 on the UK Album chart. 2022 saw them appear at the BRIT Awards where they joined Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran for an electrifying performance of ‘Bad Habits’. The group released their gold-certified sixth studio album, ‘amo’, in 2019, which debuted at Number 1 in 17 markets and was named “one of the most anticipated albums of 2019” by Billboard, it also garnered the band their second Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album, after the LP’s first single ‘MANTRA’ earned them a nod for Best Rock Song in 2018. The Sheffield 5-piece also received their first BRIT Award nomination for Best Group in 2021. They have now also amassed over 1 billion video views on YouTube and are in the top 500 most streamed artists globally on Spotify. Bring Me The Horizon are vocalist Oli Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Mat Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish.