Bring Me The Horizon has a lot to celebrate recently. With last week’s release of its album “That’s The Spirit,” it has gained international attention. On Monday, the results from the first week’s sales were released. The album officially debuted at number two on the Billboard Top 200.
Bring Me The Horizon has been busy with its album, and online media presence has supported the project. The album has been teased for months on Instagram and Twitter, with bits of songs being played and album graphics being shared with no explanation.
The anticipation was well worth it though, with the first single “Drown” being dropped on Oct. 21, 2014. The fan response to the song and accompanying music video were overwhelming, with over 27 million views to date.
The second single, “Happy Song,” is a resonating tune, as it is a great musical representation of how many feel when they sing a song. The lyrics, “But if I sing along/ a little f***ing louder/ to a happy song/ I’ll be alright.”
“Happy Song” represents how many people feel when they’re down and depressed. Singing along at the top of your lungs to a song that makes you happy or lifts your spirit is incredibly important.
The album itself is made to reach out to fans emotionally and does a fantastic job of doing it. The lyrical meaning behind them show great emotional response to different life situations and how many feel when going through tough times.
Bring Me The Horizon has come a long way from its first highly popular album “Suicide Season,” which was released in 2008. The band has even grown more from its last, and arguably most popular album, “Sempiternal.” Bring Me The Horizon has backed away from the screaming core of its music and gone over to a clean vocal style, which works much better for lead singer Oli Sykes.
With an already near sold out UK tour coming for Bring Me The Horizon, great things are coming the band’s way. As a fan of the music and music in general, I am excited to see what the future holds for Bring Me The Horizon.