Bring Me The Horizon made waves a few months ago when they announced that their forthcoming album Amo would be coming in January, and since the news, we’ve been keeping tabs on any update ever since.
In the excitement of the upcoming release, the band has done a few rounds of interviews, and the latest one explains why the group decided to self-produce the album rather than have someone else do it.
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The band recently caught up with HardDrive Radio, and during the interview, they discussed what the process has been like creating and producing their past two albums: 2015’s That’s The Spirit and then 2019’s Amo.
When asked, the band’s frontman Oli Sykes explained that while the group has used producers in the past, it’s just something that hasn’t seemed to work for them, saying:
“We tried, and we’ve used producers and stuff like that and it’s just never worked for us. We’ve always been so sure of what we wanna do, going in the studio. We kind of produce the music every day. When we write a song, it rarely ever sounds like the same song. It goes through, like 20 or 30 iterations; it changes every day [and] every week. So, by the time we go into the studio, we’ve produced the hell out of it. I mean, we’re so sure that if someone came along…We like constructive criticism and it’s nice to get an outside perspective, for sure, but for the most part, it’s just like, we know what we want. Sometimes people can come in [and want to put their] artistry on it.”
The frontman then continued on to say:
“There’s nothing that glamorous about writing and recording an album. It’s just fucking hard work, man – it’s just relentless. And that’s all you do, you just do it every day, and sometimes it feels like people can get in the way of that. It’s not that we were like: ‘We’re gonna smash this.’ It’s just, like, ‘We think we can do this on our own and we wanna try it.’ And it kind of worked out for us…So, we did it again, I guess.”
Check out the band’s latest interview below!
BMTH recently kicked off the First Love world tour, in support of their forthcoming album Amo, which comes out this January via Sony/RCA Records.
Plus, the band are set to play the inaugural Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival with System Of A Down, Foo Fighters, Disturbed and Bring Me The Horizon. The festival will span over the course of three days, May 17 to May 19, 2019, and it is slated to be held at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
Check out the rest of Bring Me The Horizon’s tour dates below!
North American dates (with Thrice and the Fever 333):
01/23/19 – Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium
01/25/19 – Orlando, FL @ CFE Arena
01/26/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
01/28/19 – Fairfax, VA @ Eaglebank Arena
01/29/19 – Manhattan, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
02/01/19 – Boston, MA @ Tsongas Center
02/02/19 – Montreal, QC @ Place Bell
02/04/19 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
02/05/19 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
02/06/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Armory
02/08/19 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
02/09/19 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
02/11/19 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
02/13/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
02/15/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
02/16/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
Australian tour dates
04/10/19 – Brisbane, Australia @ Entertainment Centre
04/12/19 – Sydney, Australia @ Qudos Bank Arena
04/13/19 – Melbourne, Australia @ Rod Laver Arena
Bring Me The Horizon on the cover of AP:
Bring Me The Horizon have returned to the cover of AP, just ahead of the release of their highly anticipated album amo. Get the latest issue right here, as well as magazine bundle options over at the AP store:
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