BMTH’s next EP is on the way, but it may be a while before we hear it
This week, the frontman revealed that more new music will arrive "soon," but it may be a while before fans get to hear their next EP in full.
In case you didn't know, Bring Me The Horizon are currently working on three new EPs that all fall under the umbrella name of POST HUMAN. Late last year, they debuted the first of four EPs POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR. The release includes collaborations with BABYMETAL, which was years in the making, Evanescence's Amy Lee and Nova Twins.
Now, Oli Sykes has finally offered an update on the status of the next EP. He recently revealed to NME that Bring Me The Horizon are simultaneously working on all three EPs. As of right now, there's a "good chance" fans may get a taste of the material from all three releases soon.
“We’re just beginning really," he says. "We’re actually working on parts two, three and four simultaneously and working on ideas from all the records. There’s a good chance that we might release songs from each before we release the next record."
However, it might be a while before Bring Me The Horizon release their next EP in full. Why? Well, the band want to tour SURVIVAL HORROR later this year before releasing another collection of songs.
"We’ll get songs out as soon as we can," he continues. "You won’t have to hold your breath for too long. In terms of an actual record, I’d like to wait until we’ve toured this year. We’ve got so much to play from SURVIVAL HORROR that if we try to release another record before that then it’ll be like, ‘What the fuck do we play?’ I’d like to sample a bit of all three of the new records before one comes out, just so everyone gets an idea of what they’re going to sound like.”
Currently, Bring Me The Horizon have a slew of tour dates scheduled for 2021. The tour officially kicks off on May 18 in Russia and the band will travel across Europe before playing shows in the U.K. On Wednesday, Bring Me The Horizon announced three new intimate concerts where they will be performing SURVIVAL HORROR in full for small audiences.
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Sykes previously revealed that all four POST HUMAN EPs are very different from each other. Now, he is further elaborating on just how different this second EP is from SURVIVAL HORROR. Ultimately, the second EP will address some unanswered questions from the latest release.
“We’ve literally started working on one song from the record, and whether that’s any good or will stay I don’t know," he says. "Part one was very heavy and quite dark. For me, it all feels like a very low-frequency energy. It took a lot out of me and I don’t think I could do it again – not straight away, anyway. The next record is going to be emotional in a different way, it just has to be. ‘Emotional’ is the word, with higher emotions. Not necessarily happier.
SURVIVAL HORROR was a call to arms record that didn’t necessarily answer any questions. It was just gathering people who felt anxious, angry and paranoid. This second record should be about trying to answer those questions – what do we do to feel better? What do we do to make things right?”
Back in August, Jordan Fish shared that BMTH have plenty of more collaborations in store for the POST HUMAN project. For the multi-release, they hope to bring in even more artists for some unexpected collaborations.
“I think we might kinda like theme our guests a bit more around what’s going on with each EP,” Fish said. “When we get into the other EPs, it’ll give us a chance to maybe get some other people on who are a bit more left-field or a bit more out of the box for our band.”
Along with all of this, Fish recently posted a TikTok explaining how their Sempiternal hit "Can You Feel My Heart" was created. The 2013 song has grown in popularity on the video-sharing platform over the past few months.
@officialbmthyou all asked...here's how we made #CYFMH ? #musicproduction #mixtomaster #fyp♬ original sound - BRING ME THE HORIZON
Are you ready to hear more new music from Bring Me The Horizon? What is your favorite song off of POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR? Let us know in the comments below.