Bring Me the Horizon’s new album is due out in a couple of days, but that’s not stopping the group from unleashing another new song from the forthcoming release. On Tuesday (Jan. 22), the United Kingdom-founded band premiered their fourth single from their sixth studio album, Amo.
Titled “Mother Tongue,” the five-piece headed over to Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1 to exclusively premiere the new three-and-a-half-minute track. For those hoping that the new song would find the band returning to their hardcore roots, you will not find that in this song. Sticking to a more mellow and piano-driven sound, there’s no hint of hardcore Bring Me the Horizon this time around.
As per frontman Oli Skyes, this song is through and through a love song that was inspired by this wife.
“It’s probably the most gushing, out there, just straight-up love song we’ve ever written,” says Sykes.
“This was one of the easier ones to write because it was positive. It’s about when I first met my new wife and she’s from Brazil, and she didn’t speak so much English. She talked a lot better than my Portuguese, but from the very start, we had a really, really strong connection and it was just a crazy time. And this song’s just talking about those experiences, which they just stick in my head. So, that was really one of the easier ones to write about.”
Listen to “Mother Tongue” above.
“Mother Tongue” will join previously released tracks “Medicine,” “Wonderful Life” featuring Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth, and lead single “MANTRA” on Bring Me the Horizon’s upcoming sixth studio album, Amo. Amo is due out Jan. 25 through Sony. Pre-orders for the new record are currently available on the band’s website.
In support of Amo’s release, the band will embark on a month-long North American tour later this week. The North American leg of the “First Love” tour will begin on Jan. 23 at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville and conclude a couple of weeks later on Feb. 19 at the Joint in Las Vegas. The tour will include support from Thrice and the Fever 333.
The complete list of upcoming tour stops can be found here.