Will Bring Me The Horizon be your “true friends”?
And they did it again. After teasing fans (again!) Bring Me The Horizon released the new song True Friends following already well received Happy Song and mighty Throne which will appear on the fifth record That’s The Spirit. Initially, the track was to premier on Zane Lowe’s show on Beats 1 but as it has happened before (we should get used to it now, shouldn’t we?) the band decided to mess around and dropped it online.
I feel like I’ve already made a clear statement about my attitude regarding their new approach [read more here and here]. So I’m not surprised this new tune really suits me. Although, I might have some issues with the True Friends lyrics, the rest is quite satisfying. Stream it below and watch the amazing lyric video.
The upcoming That’s The Spirit is out September 11th with a track listing as follows:
- Happy Song
- True Friends
- Follow You
- What You Need
- Oh No
The frontman Oli Sykes in a conversation with NME made a few comments about the idea behind the title of the album.
It’s a celebration of depression, a way of making light of it. ‘That’s The Spirit’ — it’s quite a depressing phrase when you think about it — the sort of thing you only ever use when you know there’s no positive answer to the situation.
And this only emphasizes what he told Gigwise.
Happiness doesn’t sell well. Pain is better to listen to.