Such a heavy EP, then, was something of a gotcha – with people moaning they’d ditched metal, it wasn’t giving in so much as firing the heavy corner of their sound up to an insane degree and saying: “Have ALL the heavy Bring Me The Horizon in the world!”
But where next? Having done the obvious pendulum swing on the first of their proposed four-EP run, options become more subtle. The hint we have from DiE4u is a more anthemic side to Bring Me The Horizon, albeit one in which Oli’s lyrics run through a ditch of dark emotions and uncomfortable confessions.
“DiE4u is a song about toxic obsessions, vices and things you can’t kick,” he’s said of the lyrics. “I think a lot of people went through very similar struggles while in lockdown, coming face to face with yourself and seeing who you really are and what’s important. The song is a triumphant and emotional one for me because it was a time of realisation to kick the things that were no good, and to take the choice in bettering myself.”