This evening saw Bring Me The Horizon release their new song, ‘Ludens’, the band’s first cut of material since this year’s full-length effort, ‘amo’.
It marks a quick turnaround for the band to be pumping out something new for the fans, but, according to vocalist Oliver Sykes, they shouldn’t be expecting a new album to come any time soon.
In an interview with NME (you can read the full thing here), Sykes states that though they’ve got plans forming already to put out some new music, there aren’t any in to do an album again, or, in his words, “maybe ever.”
“We’ve got plans, definitely. ‘Ludens’ will be the first song you hear from the new record. We’re not going to do an album again, maybe ever. We’re thinking about doing shorter records. I don’t want to say we’re going to do something and not live up to it, but the plan is to release multiple records next year.
I’m really proud of ‘amo’, but it was such a fucking ballache to make. We spent a whole fucking year of our lives making that record. Part of me was like, ‘For what? We’re never going to get to play all of those songs’. You have to ration your creativity over all your songs. You write a really cool pop song then you have to write a heavy song to balance out, then you need to think about singles.”
However, as Sykes mentions above, it seems as though the band intend to make records in a less traditional sense – likely more similar to that of an EP – which in turn he feels will allow them to be more creative and focus more on vibes, and also release material more frequently.
“There’s all this shit you need to think about and how it’s going to sit on a 15 track album. I don’t want to do that. When we wrote ‘Ludens’, it was crazy but it was fun. We just had to write one song and it just had to serve the video game. We didn’t have to write the biggest song in the world. I just love to sit and go, ‘Let’s just write a song and not worry about how it needs to be’.
I like how our records go from super poppy to heavy then electronic, and next I’d like to make a bunch of records where each of them has a distinct vibe to it. It doesn’t have to be an emotional rollercoaster, you can say ‘I’m pissed off so I’ll listen to this one’ or go for something a little more sombre. There’s always a degree of compromise, but I’d love to write songs that are just the most obscure, electro-y.”
You can give their brand new track ‘Ludens’ a listen below.
Between the release of ‘amo’ back in January and ‘Ludens’ today, Bring Me The Horizon have cryptically teased snippets of other songs that are yet-to-be-released, including two songs tentatively titled ‘Happysad’ and ‘Bury Me’, and another song reportedly called ‘Burn’ which is said to feature Halsey.
So, potentially, we might hearing some more new songs from the band in just a matter of weeks.
More details surrounding future output and activity from Bring Me The Horizon will be confirmed as it develops.