Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes told NME in a new interview that the band will likely change its sound again when it records the follow-up to last year’s That’s The Spirit. Sykes explained, “I think there’s an element of what we’re doing now that will stay in the music. People thought That’s The Spirit was a very polished pop rock album — it’s not. I think it’s inventive and unique, but it’s still safe in a way; we knew the songs we’re gonna connect well with people. Next time I think we wanna push it a bit weirder. Who knows?”

Sykes told us that the band made a conscious choice to change its sound on That’s The Spirit: [“I think that just comes with going in with the mindset that we’re gonna do anything and we’re not gonna rule anything out and not gonna be worried about what people say or how people react to it. But at the same time, everything on there is not like for shock factor or just to be a bit weirder. That is one of the reasons we wanted to move away from the metal genre and not be held back by those restrictions.”] 

  • Although Sykes didn’t predict what direction the band’s sixth studio effort would take, he hinted at a “darker, dance-y kind of sound,” saying, “If there was some bridge between what we’re doing, somewhere between artists like Prodigy or Massive Attack and stuff like that.”
  • Sykes also told NME that the group is not rushing to get back in the studio after it completes the tour cycle for That’s The Spirit, remarking, “We need to maybe like take a break . . . people have got families and stuff, we need to take a bit of time to like chill out and then really get hungry to write again. It’s gonna be a tough one because we never want to write the same album again.”
  • That’s The Spirit reached Number Two on the Billboard 200 album sales chart and featured the hits “Happy Song” and “Throne.”