Published Nov 18, 2015On That's the Spirit, Bring Me the Horizon move forward from metal to a more alt-rock sound, without looking back, so when vocalist Oli Sykes and keyboardist/vocalist Jordan Fish met up with Exclaim! TV Aggressive Tendencies before a sold-out show at Toronto's Sound Academy, that was one of the topics of conversation.
The evolution wasn't without growing pains; lyrically, the album is about the vitality of sadness that one should embrace rather than reject. Sykes likens each song on That's the Spirit to a life lesson, though he admits it had to get dark before it could get light. For Sykes, that dark, rock bottom was a drug addiction, which he touches on here before explaining that Fish came around at the perfect time to give him someone to focus on writing music with.
Hear more from the band in the interview in the player below.
Interview by Bradley Zorgdrager
Filmed by Katherine Kwan
Edited by Bradley Zorgdrager and Katherine Kwan