A few days ago, Sheffield’s own Bring Me The Horizon dropped their new single ‘Wonderful Life’, the second to be taken from their eagerly-awaited forthcoming sixth studio album, ‘Amo’.
The song came with a surprise feature spot from Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth/Devilment), but that wasn’t the only unexpected twist behind the history of the track.
In an interview on BBC Radio 1 with Daniel P. Carter, when the track was initially premiered, frontman Oli Sykes revealed that the song was nearly turned into a Limp Bizkit song, and that he and bandmate Jordan Fish worked briefly with Fred Durst towards their next record.
You can read a full transcript of what Sykes said (and you can also listen to it) below.
“It was one of the last songs actually that we finished. We had the music. We had this one song that kind of resembled it from ages ago that we had laying around, and we just couldn’t get it to work. There was a bunch of parts in it that were pretty cool, but we couldn’t get a chorus and other stuff.
Last year, me and Jordan [Fish] went and worked with Fred Durst on a Limp Bizkit album. It just didn’t work out, to be honest. He just didn’t show up most of the time.
He were a lovely guy, but I don’t think he was ready to make an album, and I think he was pushed into it a bit, like, his managers and people said ‘These are the guys you want to work with.’ We came with all these ideas, and, I mean it was just bad from day one, to be honest.
It’s one of them things, looking back, it were meant to be. One good thing came out of it, that me and Jordan wrote this riff, and I one day was just like ‘I think the tempo and key matches almost perfectly with this other song.’ So, we de-Bizkit’d it a bit, and yeah, it ended up sounding pretty sick.”
If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can also take a look at the video for ‘Wonderful Life’ below.
The band’s sixth studio album, ‘Amo’, is set for release on January 25th 2019 through Sony Music.