Bring Me The Horizon attempt to unravel what lead singer Oli Sykes calls the “basically indescribable” feeling of love on their new song “mother tongue,” the latest taste of the band’s upcoming sixth album amo, out this Friday, Jan. 25.
Speaking with Zane Lowe, the BMTH singer tells the Beats 1 DJ that the song—which follows previous amo singles “medicine,” “wonderful life” (featuring Cradle Of Filth‘s Dani Filth) and “MANTRA“—was inspired by meeting his wife.
Listen to “mother tongue” below.
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“It’s probably the most gushing, out there, just straight up love song we’ve ever written,” Sykes explains. “This was one of the easier ones to write because it was positive. It’s about when I first met my new wife and she’s from Brazil.”
The musician continues, “[S]he didn’t speak so much English. She talked a lot better than my Portuguese, but from the very start, we had a really, really strong connection and it was just a crazy time. And this song’s just talking about those experiences, which they just stick in my head. So, that was really one of the easier ones to write about.”
Talk about a sweet start to the new Bring Me The Horizon jam that graces our ears just days before the band’s latest album drop. And the tune comes right after the group reimagined their “medicine” music video for Spotify.
Are you gearing up for this week’s release of amo? What do you think of the latest single from the British rockers’ upcoming effort? Sound off in the comments section with your take, and see the band’s upcoming U.S. tour dates down below.
01/23 – Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium
01/25 – Orlando, FL @ CFE Arena
01/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
01/28 – Fairfax, VA @ Eaglebank Arena
01/29 – Manhattan, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
02/01 – Boston, MA @ Tsongas Center
02/02 – Montreal, QC @ Place Bell
02/04 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
02/05 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
02/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ Armory
02/08 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
02/09 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
02/11 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
02/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
02/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
02/16 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint