British rockers BRING ME THE HORIZON have released the official lyric video for another new song called "Nihilist Blues". The track, which features guest vocals from synth-pop singer Grimes, is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Amo", which will be released on January 25 via Columbia Records. The band spent last summer writing and recording in Los Angeles, with singer Oli Sykes and keyboardist Jordan Fish handling production.
Oli told Zane Lowe of Apple Music's Beats 1 about BRING ME THE HORIZON's collaboration with Grimes: "I'd seen her in an interview that she did a year or two before that, saying like, 'Oh, I like English bands like BRING ME THE HORIZON.' She got my number off manager after hearing it, texted me and she went, 'I am doing this song. I love it so much.' And she was so overwhelmingly positive about the song. She was, like, 'This is one of the greatest songs I've ever heard in my life. I'm definitely doing it.' And she was just so cool about it. She wasn't at all like the cool kid that she would just like... She'd got all the influences, because the song's quite out there in terms of what it sounds like compared to a BRING ME song. And I think at that time, it was really good for us, because we were in L.A. recording, and we'd been working on the album for about nine months. We'd lost all perspective. Do you know what I mean? I knew I loved the song, but at the same time, I'm all, like, 'Are people gonna get this?' It sounds cheesy, but just to get her like stamp of approval as well as her vocal was just like a massive, like, 'Yes, we're doing the right thing.' So, for her to be, like, 'Yo, this is amazing. I love it so much that I have to do this,' is just a really cool, positive experience."
Oli told Zane Lowe about the musical direction of "Amo": "We didn't really know what we wanted, but we just knew we wanted to be different. We wanted to still be BRING ME THE HORIZON, but make people feel the things they felt with us in different ways and try to do it sonically different. And it took a while to find that sound and stuff, 'cause I think, for me, I love the fact that I can sing now and I can write these lyrics that have important messages and they can almost stick in people's heads, so that they're easier to get across. So, for us, we still wanted those huge choruses, but I feel like we had so much experimentation in us that we've been dying to do for maybe the last five years or so."
BRING ME THE HORIZON has just kicked off of its Live Nation-produced North American headline tour, to be followed by shows in South America, Australia and a plethora of festivals around the world.