Bring Me the Horizon just released a new song from their up-and-coming album. “Medicine” is the third prerelease the band has given fans, and it has sparked some debate. While “Medicine” has an aggressive and angry tone, it leans towards a more pop and electronic sound.

The song is supposedly based on Oliver Sykes previous relationship with Hannah Snowden. After a complicated and messy time, in early 2016, that relationship ended in a nasty divorce. Keyboardist, Jordan Fish, revealed that “Medicine” was connect to “Ouch.” Another song from future album, Amo, which Sykes admitted had to do with the situation.

When looking at the lyrics, you can tell that the song is overall about when negative influences leave your life, it’s for the better. The first few lines perfect shows that idea:

Some people are a lot like clouds, you know
(Clouds, you know, clouds, you know)
‘Cause life’s so much brighter when they go

However, an underlining idea seems to also show in the song. “A taste of your own medicine” means someone should experience the same unpleasantness they inflect on others. It seems that another theme for the song could be revenge, this is especially prevelent in the chorus. The last three lines of the chorus are:

Watch me take the wheel like you, not feel like you
Act like nothing’s real like you
So I’m sorry for this, it might sting a bit

Aside from what is means and what it could be about, the song is pretty good. The verses are clear, with a more easy, simple sound. While the chorus is a great contrast, adding in more instruments and heavy guitar and drums.

The official video, in all its animated weirdness, has a couple hidden gems. There are hints to their artwork from the 2010 album, There Is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It a Secret. This can be seen in the black goo oozing out of the eyes, and then again when the two heads lean towards each other.

Bring Me the Horizon’s new album will be available on January 25, 2019.

Catch them in concert this year on their First Love Tour. Ticket here: https://www.bmthofficial.com/tour/

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