Yesterday saw Bring Me The Horizon release their new single ‘Parasite Eve’, a song that fans have been eagerly-awaited to hear from their recent studio update videos whilst in lockdown.
But it’s not the only song they’ve been working on; in fact there are plenty more, so much so that the band intend to release a total of four records over the next year, all of which will go under an overarching title of ‘Post Human’.
Frontman Oliver Sykes confirmed the news in an interview with NME, in which he states each will be an EP ranging “from six to 10 tracks each”.
This is what Sykes had to say when asked about ‘Parasite Eve’ and what’s to come.
“This song is going to be part of a record that has the same feel along with [last year’s single] ‘Ludens’. We’ve just been winging it and recording from lockdown, and 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.
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.”
He later expanded further on what the idea behind the first of these four records will be, which will undoubtedly feature ‘Parasite Eve’ and (maybe) ‘Ludens’.
“You know like on Lord On The Rings where they all sing a song before battle, knowing that they might die but they’re going got persevere and see how it goes? We’re trying to embody that. This first record is about hope and anger and feels like the sonic equivalent of a riot. We’re inviting people to find the solution with us.
It’s a demonstration to pull you in and get your back up. It’s a lot more aggressive than anything we’ve done for a while. The world doesn’t need light-hearted pop music right now – it needs anthems for anger. There’s so much to be pissed off about.”
At the moment there’s no loose plan of when any of these records will drop, or specifically what songs may appear on them, with Sykes explaining that it’s very possible that they’ll write and release new material as they wish and in a reaction to global events as and when they occur.
“What I’d like to do is to release tracks from each of these new records whenever it feels relevant and will resonate, rather than having to wait. When a moment hits me, the best thing I feel that I can do is write a song about it. It’s a very loose plan. If we want to collaborate with an electronic artist and drop that track whenever, then we will.”
More details of the band’s ‘Post Human’ quadrilogy collection of records and when the first EP of the set will drop will be confirmed as it develops.
For now, you can check out ‘Parasite Eve’ below.