Oli Sykes Explains The Concept Behind BMTH’s New Album “That’s The Spirit!”

Excited for tomorrow?

Yeah? “That’s The Spirit!”

Tomorrow is the big day for Bring Me The Horizon fans everywhere, and one of the most anticipated release dates of the year! “That’s the Spirit” is the fifth studio album released from BMTH and is said to be the strongest and most accomplished album to date. The first three singles, “Drown,” “Happy Song,” and “Throne” have made the rumours of a different BMTH sound and direction seem very  plausible. We here at Remember MEdia are SO excited to see just how different BMTH really went with this album!

In a post on his personal Instagram account, frontman Oli Sykes explained the concept and album layout in detail:

“The shadow describes the part of the psyche that an individual would rather not acknowledge. It contains the denied parts of the self. Since the self contains these aspects, they surface in one way or another. The greatest power comes from having accepted your shadow parts & integrated them as components of your Self. Everyone carries a shadow, & the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. At all counts, it forms an unconscious snag, thwarting our most well-meant intentions. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. This album is a celebration of the darkness, because everything may seem bleak & black on the outside, but inside us all is a world of colour & emotion that we NEED to let take over & not ignore, & that’s the long winded explanation for the album concept & the artwork. Let’s get this album to no.1 & give a big fuck you to the rest of the world. Go out & pick up a physical copy of #thatsthespirit tomorrow”


If you’re interested in joining the rest of the world and purchasing the album tomorrow, you can do that though BMTH’s webstore here, where you can also pick up an awesome That’s the Spirit” shirt to wear while you take your first listen!

So who’s excited for the new album? What are you most excited about? Comment below!


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