These past several weeks, Bring Me the Horizon have been gearing up to release something, dropping several posters advertising a phone number fans could call to hear a snippet of new music. Today, August 21st, the band delivered the new single "Mantra," which is now out after premiering on BBC Radio 1 with Annie Mac. The track is the first new music made public from the band's forthcoming record, 'amo,' which is scheduled for a January 11th release via Columbia Records.
The song picks up where they left off on 2015's That's the Spirit, grinding together some extremely catchy hard rock with some heavy guitar work. Singer Oli Sykes sounds even more comfortable with his voice than previous records, pulling off some harmonies and hooks that are truly impressive. Instead of throwing a breakdown in the song's midpoint like they might have at one point, the song hits an extremely pop-centric based, featuring some trap-like production and a falsetto from Sykes.
"'amo' is a love album that explores every aspect of that most powerful emotion," says Sykes of the new album. "It deals with the good the bad and the ugly, and as a result we've created an album that's more experimental, more varied, weird, and wonderful than anything we've done before."
The band also announced a 16-city 'First Love' tour, which will kick off January 23rd in Nashville, TN. See full dates below.
'First Love' North American Tour 2019 Dates
January 23 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
January 25 Orlando, FL CFE Arena
January 26 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy
January 28 Fairfax, VA EagleBank Arena
January 29 Manhattan, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
February 1 Boston, MA Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
February 2 Montreal, QC Place Bell
February 4 Detroit, MI Fillmore Detroit
February 5 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
February 6 Minneapolis, MN Armory
February 8 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom
February 9 Houston, TX Revention Music Center
February 11 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
February 13 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
February 15 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
February 16 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino