Here it is, kids. Bring Me The Horizon have just unveiled the details of their genre-shaking fifth studio LP, confirming that it will be dubbed That’s The Spirit and released in September.
The title of the metalcore-turned-rock act’s newest disc harks back to one of the lyrics in their most-recently released single, Happy Song, and as frontman Oli Sykes tells NME, it’s meant to be taken ironically (in the real sense of the word, as opposed to the Alanis Morissette sense).
“It’s a celebration of depression,” he explains. “A way of making light of it. That’s The Spirit – it’s 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.”
Sykes also produced the record alongside BMTH bandmate Jordan Fish. That’s The Spirit will feature 11 new songs, recorded at Black Rock Studios in Greece, mixed in London and mastered in New York.
The band’s recent crossover to a more mainstream rock sound has been polarising for a lot of old school fans, and it sounds like the new disc will offer more of the same. According to a statement (via NME), “That’s The Spirit is an eleven track-exhilarating ride of an album, bursting with huge riffs, soaring vocals and stadium filling monster tracks”.
Including the previously-released Happy Song, the record will include another new track called Throne, which is due to premiere this week. Other song titles include True Friends, Avalanche and Blasphemy, however an official tracklist has yet to be unveiled.
The follow-up to Bring Me The Horizon’s 2013 LP Sempiternal, That’s The Spirit will be released worldwide on September 11th.
Check out the disc’s monstrous flagship single, Happy Song, below.
Listen: Bring Me The Horizon – Happy Song
Happy Song Artwork