Bring Me the Horizon talk about the fear and panic of the current pandemic on their new track “Parasite Eve.”
The band have also shared a nightmarish video for the song filled with trippy, disturbing images ripped straight from a horror film. Watch the video along with a behind the scenes look at the clip below.
Speaking about the new song, frontman Oli Sykes says “‘Parasite Eve’ came from an idea to write a survival horror song, but as the pandemic started to develop, the parallels were so similar it felt so close to the bone we decided to shelve it. As time went on, we started to feel how relevant it was and that instead of shying from it, we should address the dark side, embrace it, and process what’s going on… ‘Parasite Eve’ is our message of hope, wrapped in sadness and anger.”
“Parasite Eve” is the first offering from a series of EPs Bring Me the Horizon plan to release over the next few months called Post Human. Sykes spoke about the upcoming releases in an interview with NME.
“This song is going to be part of a record that has the same feel along with [last year’s single] ‘Ludens’,” Sykes told NME. “We’ve just been winging it and recording from lockdown, and now we’re going to make four different records over the next year and they’ll all share the name ‘Post Human’. They’ll each be tonally different with their own sound and mood. That’s one thing we’ve never really done. There’s often been an over-arching theme on our records, but the music has always felt like a collage. That’s cool and I like it, but sometimes you want a soundtrack for a certain occasion and emotion.
“The idea behind ‘Post Human’ is looking at how we’ve stepped out of evolution and the food chain. If we can do that, then we can take responsibility for what we’ve done to the planet and become something better than what humans are right now.”
Bring Me the Horizon’s latest album, Amo, came out last year.