In dark times, some cope with messages of hope; others create art for a release. In ambitious and exciting new era for the band, Bring Me the Horizon has dropped a new single this week titled, “Parasite Eve.”
The world had no idea what the year 2020 has had in store; and just as we start to feel safe, a new twist is introduced into our new reality. Bring Me the Horizon has in the past revealed that they would not be releasing new music in the future, but after teasing a new era in their music career, they dropped a new single that’ll surely help us all cope with the darkness we face in the world today.
Music is a beautiful thing. While we strive to live the best we can, artists like Bring Me the Horizon provide dark anthems to keep us all going. “Parasite Eve,” is the perfect song to wrap all the emotions we are feeling but too scared to admit while we are trapped in our homes and facing our fears and a reality immersed in a world that no longer seems like our own. The outbreak has changed all of our lives around the world, but Bring Me the Horizon plans to offer some release as they introduce us to their new project titled, Post Human.
Frontman Oli Sykes commented on NME regarding the new project, “You know like on ‘Lord Of The Rings’ where they all sing a song before battle, knowing that they might die but they’re going got persevere and see how it goes? We’re trying to embody that. This first record is about hope and anger and feels like the sonic equivalent of a riot. We’re inviting people to find the solution with us. It’s a demonstration to pull you in and get your back up. It’s a lot more aggressive than anything we’ve done for a while. The world doesn’t need light-hearted pop music right now – it needs anthems for anger. There’s so much to be pissed off about.”
Recording while in lock down, the new tracks will have their own genre and mood to soundtrack our new reality. “Parasite Eve,” is the perfect introduction, recorded in February, and heavy in the chorus with a hip hop intro, giving us all the post-apocalyptic vibes and releasing our inner fears and anger at the situation around us.
“We shelved the song for a bit because it felt bit too close to the bone,” Sykes continued. “After sitting on it for a while, we realized 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.”
To be revealed over the next year, Post Human will encompass four different EP’s to cover the grand scope of emotions as we face and try to conquer the worldwide crisis of a pandemic, injustices, and more. We are looking forward to hearing more from Bring Me the Horizon as they push forward with the armor of their words to prepare us for battle.