Bring Me The Horizon have shared details of their forthcoming new album.
That’s The Spirit is set for release on the 11th of September. It is the Sheffield band’s fifth studio LP and the follow up to 2013’s Sempiternal.
Speaking in interview with NME, BMTH frontman Oli Sykes says that the album title is a “celebration of depression.”
“‘That’s the spirit’ is quite a depressing phrase when you think about it – the sort of thing you only ever use when you know there’s no positive answer to the situation,” he says.
Commenting on his more frequent use of a clean vocal style, Sykes adds: “This time round the challenge wasn’t just for people to be impressed that a screamer’s learned to sing.”
“We had to come back with something that would be impressive for people who had no idea of the history of the band.”
Bring Me The Horizon have been teasing new material in recent weeks, with new track “Happy Song” finally being revealed last week via BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter. Radio 1 are also set to debut another new track, “The Throne”, this Thursday 23rd of July at 7:20pm. The band had already shared a new song, “Drown”, in October of last year.
Bring Me The Horizon have worked on That’s The Spirit without an official producer, though keyboard player Jordan Fish has stepped in to the role when required: “We know enough now that we’re like, ‘Let’s just lay everything down the best way we can and get on with it,'” says Oli Sykes.
You can hear “Happy Song” and “Drown” via the streams below.