|Studio single by Bring Me the Horizon|
|Released||3 November 2014|
|Genre||Alternative rock, emo, pop punk|
|Producer||Jordan Fish, Oliver Sykes|
|Bring Me the Horizon chronology|
"Drown" is a song by the British rock band Bring Me the Horizon on October 21, 2014. Originally released as a stand alone single, a re-recorded version features on the band's fifth studio album That's the Spirit. The track, musically, marks a shift away from the band's previously established metalcore sound. Rather, it was described by critics as other types of rock, including alternative rock, emo, and pop punk, also being described as "arena rock fire".
Announcement and releaseEdit
The song was announced 13 October 2014 on the band's social media accounts. The song leaked on 21 October 2014 on YouTube by accident because of a mistake by Epitaph Records, the band's United States record label. It later premiered officially on BBC Radio 1 that same day. After it aired on BBC Radio 1, Oliver Sykes was interviewed by Zane Lowe. It had been reported that "Drown" will not appear on any studio album from the band, however the song was later announced to be track 9 on the 2015 album That's The Spirit, albeit as a re-recorded version.
"Drown" was set to be released on iTunes on 7 December 2014. Though, in early October, Oliver Sykes began teasing lyrics in the form of photos on Twitter. He also posted a message stating if "#DROWN" started trending on Twitter, they would release the song sooner. Drown was released on iTunes 3 November 2014 in North America and on 7 December 2014 in the United Kingdom. "Drown" was issued as a picture disc in the UK on 7 December. It was nominated for the Kerrang! Award for Best Single.
"Drown" has become a hit among many fans and critics, though at the same time, some fans were upset with the departure of their usual metalcore sound and further deviation from the deathcore of the band's early years.
If this is an indication of where its creators are headed come the next full length, another expectation-destroying release is imminent.—Michael Bird, richardthinks.org
"Drown" is a prime example of Sykes' ability to write a catchy lyric.—Kriston McConnell, underthegunreview.net
"Drown" misses some of the vital hallmarks of the band's greatest work—Alex Ekong, redbrick.me
The Music video was released on October 21, 2014.
- ↑ Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit (September 2015). “‘Drown’, initially released a year ago to prepare the way for the new BMTH sound, is an expertly crafted modern alternative rock song.”
- ↑ Bring Me The Horizon premiere new song - music news - triple j.
- ↑ Bring Me the Horizon's 'Drown' Debuts Big on Hot Rock Songs (13 November 2014).
- ↑ Bring Me The Horizon - That’s The Spirit (September 2015).
- ↑ Alternative Press discusses Drown's announcement.
- ↑ Bring Me The Horizon releases Drown early.
- ↑ Premiered on BBC Radio 1 and interviewed by Zane Lowe.
- ↑ Metalhammer Drown Review.
- ↑ BRING ME THE HORIZON UNVEIL THAT’S THE SPIRIT TRACKLISTING. Kerrang! (23 July 2015).
- ↑ Oliver Syke's twitter page. Oliver Sykes.
- ↑ Bring Me the Horizon releases Drown on iTunes in the North America.
- ↑ Bring Me the Horizon releases Drown on iTunes in the United Kingdom.
- ↑ Carter, Emily (11 June 2015). "The Relentless Kerrang! Awards 2015 Winners List". Kerrang!. http://www.kerrang.com/32514/relentless-kerrang-awards-2015-winners-list/.
- ↑ Fans react to Drown.
- ↑ Fans respond to Drown.
- ↑ DROWN Review - Richardthinks.org.
- ↑ Single Review: Drown.
- ↑ Single Review: Drown by Alex Ekong.