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Bring Me The Horizon Eyeing Shorter Releases: “We’re Not Going To Do An Album Again, Maybe Ever”


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Bring Me The Horizon may be straying away from the traditional album format for their next few releases. The band’s frontman Oli Sykes was recently interviewed by NME.com and spoke of the band’s current mindset towards releasing their future material:

“We’ve got plans, definitely. ‘Ludens‘ will be the first song you hear from the new record. We’re not going to do an album again, maybe ever. We’re thinking about doing shorter records. I don’t want to say we’re going to do something and not live up to it, but the plan is to release multiple records next year.”

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When asked if he was bored of the album format, he replied:

“I’m really proud of ‘amo‘, but it was such a fucking ballache to make. We spent a whole fucking year of our lives making that record. Part of me was like, ‘For what? We’re never going to get to play all of those songs’. You have to ration your creativity over all your songs. You write a really cool pop song then you have to write a heavy song to balance out, then you need to think about singles.”

He was then asked if this approach would mean for more frequent music would surface from the band, to which he responded:

“There’s all this shit you need to think about and how it’s going to sit on a 15 track album. I don’t want to do that. When we wrote ‘Ludens’, it was crazy but it was fun. We just had to write one song and it just had to serve the video game. We didn’t have to write the biggest song in the world. I just love to sit and go, ‘Let’s just write a song and not worry about how it needs to be’.”

As for how these abbreviated releases could promote more creativity, he offered:

“I like how our records go from super poppy to heavy then electronic, and next I’d like to make a bunch of records where each of them has a distinct vibe to it. It doesn’t have to be an emotional rollercoaster, you can say ‘I’m pissed off so I’ll listen to this one’ or go for something a little more sombre. There’s always a degree of compromise, but I’d love to write songs that are just the most obscure, electro-y.”

Upon being asked if this plan was more about keeping himself happy than everyone else, he stated:

“I know our fanbase won’t be too happy if we go all the way, but if we release a short record that’s straight-up Bring Me The Horizon then another that’s electro, no one is going to give a shit because there’s another coming. It’s not the only record of the next three years, it’s just the record of that season.”

Earlier today the band released a brand new track titled “Ludens” which you can find here. The song will be released tomorrow, November 07th, as part of the official soundtrack for the upcoming video game, ‘Death Stranding‘. That game will be released this Friday, November 08th.

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