We knew that Bring Me the Horizon fans were vocal, but we never thought we’d never see the day when the fans would turn on their beloved band.
It appears that a recent song made specifically by the band as part of BBC’s re-scoring of the Ryan Gosling-starring film, Drive has made fans really unhappy with the group.
The song on trial is called “Don’t Look Down” and features the British band getting some assistance from a guest; rapper Orifice Vulgatron from Foreign Beggars.
Many of the fans were so vocal about their disappointment that one fan wrote: “I was willing to accept ‘Drown,’ but I don’t know what this song is. Not for me.”
Another responded to the track by saying: “‘Drown’ was a fantastic change for the band. I really hope this song isn’t the start of something else, cause this was forgettable.”
But, like a band that actually takes into consideration what their fans think about them, BMTH have responded to all the criticism reminding fans that the song was made for the gritty film’s new soundtrack.
Read their statement below.
“We appreciate the level of passion both good and bad for DLD. We are really proud of what we created, but at the same time, we understand peoples confusion and panic after hearing the track. We were approached by radio one to score a piece of music for a rescore of the movie Drive. Now if you’ve seen Drive i’m sure you will agree neither anything from our previous albums, nor drown would of fit very well with the vibe of that particular movie, so we decided to create a piece of music that did justice to the amazing scene we was given.
we took the opportunity to make something completely different, to do something completely different, something that we wouldn’t usually do- although I feel that doesn’t really make sense anymore, because we never do the same thing 2x. We experiment, we change it up, We take risks because we don’t want to stay the same and we want to breathe life into this lacklustre genre, and we want to keep you guessing whats coming next.
Big up Orifice Vulgatron of Foreign Beggars for collaborating on the track, And once again, if you can tune into BBC 3 tonight at 10 and watch the whole movie, its an amazing project, and we think we smashed our part, and hope you guys feel the same once you’ve seen it.