Last week, Bring Me The Horizon began teasing a new music video hinting that Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker would be taking on a role in the video.
Now, the wait is over as the band debuts their cinematic new visual for “In The Dark.” Check it out below!
Taking to Twitter on Friday, the band shared a clip with the caption “r u ready? Monday 21 October” showing a blurry close-up shot of a man that looked a lot like Whitaker.
r υ ready?
мonday 21 ocтoвer pic.twitter.com/N04hEk5FKB
— Bring Me The Horizon (@bmthofficial) October 18, 2019
Whitaker is known for his roles in movies such as Black Panther, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Platoon, The Last King Of Scotland, and Emmy Award-winning TV series, The Shield.
Back in 2017, Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker joined his daughter Sonnet at a BMTH show in Atlanta, Georgia and it appeared he’s in the new video. Yesterday, frontman Oli Sykes confirmed Whitaker’s involvement and announced the video marks his directorial debut.
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Tomorrow I get to show you guys my directorial debut for @bringmethehorizon & sorta threw myself in the deep end.. I only just finished the edit & have no sense of anything anymore.. A very special thanks to #ForestWhitaker for putting his trust in me & @brian_c0x for assisting me in pulling this off. The sound I make at the end of this video kinda sums it all up.. BTS shot by @sevenpoints.uk
Today, BMTH have released their dramatic new video for “In The Dark” that acts as a visual metaphor for the grieving process.
“I guess it’s meant to be a representation of the grieving process,” frontman Oli Sykes tells NME. “It’s a visual metaphor for what the song is talking about. When it comes to the grieving process, we all try to ignore that feeling–but it’s important to grieve. Even if something’s happened for the best, you need to take that moment to feel something. Some people lose a whole world to grief sometimes, while others just don’t grieve. Sometimes we’re just too scared to face our emotions.”
You can watch the video featuring Whitaker below.
10/21 — Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
10/22 — Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
10/25 — San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Gardens Theater
10/27 — New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Festival*
10/28 — Tampa, FL @ Fl Cuban Club Courtyard
10/29 — Miami, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
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