hmv.com presents... Albums Of 2015: #19 Bring Me The Horizon
Every day during January we’re going to be previewing the albums that are going to be hitting the shelves in 2015. Most will definitely come out, some probably will, and some we really hope finally see the light of day (we’re looking at you Adele…). Today it's Bring Me The Horizon...
A little background…
Bring Me The Horizon’s meteoric rise from scruffy Sheffield noiseniks to stadium fillers is now complete after they closed their worldwide tour in support of fourth album Sempiternal with a sold-out show at Wembley Arena. They’ve grown substantially with every album, filling bigger and bigger venues, climbing up festival bills, featuring more and more on daytime radio, and all the while creating albums that ask more and more of the listener. It’s a very difficult balance to strike, but they’ve maintained it superbly. The question is though, what now?
What It's Called?
No idea. This could be anything, their third album had a title that was 18 words long, the last one was a single word, they could probably do with something in between.
What Will It Sound Like?
The band released two tracks at the tail end of 2014, ‘Drown’ and ‘Don’t Look Down’. The latter for BBC Radio 1’s Drive Rescored project and is a collaboration with Foreign Beggars’ rapper Orifice Vulgatron, so that isn’t really indicative of the band’s plans.
The band have also made it clear that the other track ‘Drown’ won’t be featuring on the album. But its sound, which is anthemic and more mainstream that anything the band have done before, could be an indicator of what’s to come. Then again, it could be total red herring.
What seems likely is the band’s electronic influences and experimental urges will remain pushed to the front, with the chugging riffs and beatdowns that soundtracked their first two albums almost certainly a thing of the past.
Who's Producing It? Are There Any Big-Name Guests?
In their last round of interviews, the band confirmed that they plan to produce their next album themselves.
They usually manage to rope in a couple of big name guests, and, given they’ve said they plan to undertake the recording of the album in a villa in the beautiful Greek island of Santorini, it shouldn’t be too hard to persuade people to go out there for a quick guest spot…
Will It Really Come Out This Year? And When?
They’ve said it’ll be out by the summer, with the plan to record it in the early part of this year. That sounds a tad optimistic though, we’d bet on an autumn release.