Bring Me the Horizon have just released their latest track “Parasite Eve” and also promised fans four new albums are planned for next year. Band singer Oli Sykes elaborated that all albums will be released under the Post Human title.
Sykes explained in an interview with NME that “Parasite Eve” had been inspired by a Japanese Superbug that had modified itself to become heat resistant due to climate change and the song had been in development for over a year. The songs title was originally taken from a Playstation video game but when the Pandemic hit, the track was temporarily put on hold even though the songs themes resonate with recent events.101:25
“We shelved the song for a bit because it felt bit too close to the bone. After sitting on it for a while, we realized that this was a reason to release it now more than ever. In our music we’ve always wanted to escape, but there’s been too much escapism and ignoring the problems in the world. It’s not what the world needs. The world needs more and needs to think about it and remember. You can’t just brush over it and expect life to go back to normal, because it fucking ain’t. In so many ways, we need to change. That’s what rock music is about – addressing the dark side and processing it.” Said Sykes
The frontman insists that the pandemic or a large catastrophic event could have been predicted: “This is a moment we all knew was coming one day, but maybe not in our lifetime. Look at the Black Lives Matter protests too. It felt like we were making progress and people were standing up to injustice, but maybe we got too complacent because it’s still happening. It’s time to be pissed off. It’s not the time to say, ‘These days shall pass’ and ‘everything will be okay’, because it won’t fucking be okay unless we fucking do something about it,”
Sykes has been enthusiastic about how Bring Me the Horizon have been creative during the lockdown writing new music: “Now we’re going to make four different records over the next year and they’ll all share the name Post Human,They’ll each be tonally different with their own sound and mood. That’s one thing we’ve never really done. There’s often been an over-arching theme on our records, but the music has always felt like a collage. That’s cool and I like it, but sometimes you want a soundtrack for a certain occasion and emotion.”
Sykes explained the meaning behind the Post Human title: “The idea behind Post Human is looking at how we’ve stepped out of evolution and the food chain. If we can do that, then we can take responsibility for what we’ve done to the planet and become something better than what humans are right now.”
Sykes has confirmed there is plans to release more songs regularly following “Parasite Eve” but there is no confirmed schedule.
Checkout “Parasite Eve” above.