BRING ME THE HORIZON are from Sheffield, England & formed together in 2004.
In an interview with NME Magazine, vocalist Olie Sykes explained how the lyrics for ‘DiE4u’ revisited his battles with addiction. Olie says:
“I’m tackling the song as if this unhealthy obsession I have is a relationship – almost like a mistress. I’ve learned over the past year while I’ve been recovering that when you’re in it, addiction is like you’re having an affair. You’re doing this thing behind everyone’s back, it’s a secret and it feels like you’re cheating and betraying people. I never saw it in that way. I just thought I was harming myself and not other people. I didn’t realize how much it can fuck up people’s trust.”
He continued: “This song is triumphant for me in a way because it’s me finally accepting that I’m not someone who can drink alcohol, smoke weed or do any of these things because I just have a problem with it and it always goes down the same road. That’s not something that I’ve been able to admit to myself. This song is a defiant stamp of me saying, ‘No, I’m making a choice now. I can’t keep doing this for the rest of my life because it’s only going to end up one way’.”
BMTH will also be performing at this year’s KNOTFEST happening on November 5th at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.
Enjoy & share! –Frank_O