Two months after releasing their first new song in years, Bring Me the Horizon are back with another new tune. On Tuesday (Oct. 23), the British band unleashed “Wonderful Life,” the second single from their forthcoming new record. In addition to debuting the new tune which features guest vocals by Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth, the band also released the lyric for the four-and-a-half minute clip.
The clip features the members of the band and Filth going about their day performing mundane tasks like mowing the law, walking the dog, going for a jog, washing the car, parenting, and grocery shopping. Watch the lyric video for “Wonderful Life” above.
During a recent interview with Daniel P. Carter on his BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, frontman Oli Sykes revealed that “Wonderful Life” was originally intended for Limp Bizkit.
“Last year, me and Jordan [Fish] went and worked with Fred Durst on a Limp Bizkit album. It just didn’t work out, to be honest,” begins Sykes.
“He just didn’t show up most of the time. Lovely guy, but I don’t think he was ready to make an album. I think he was pushed into it a bit, like his managers and people said ‘These are the guys you want to work with.’ So we gave him all these ideas and I mean it was just bad from day one, to be honest.”
Sykes continues: “It’s one of them things, looking back, where it wasn’t meant to be. One good thing came out of it: me and Jordan wrote this riff and I one day decided to the tempo and key matched almost perfectly with this song. We we de-Bizkit’d it a bit and it ended up sounding pretty sick.”
“Wonderful Life” will join lead single “MANTRA” on Bring Me the Horizon’s upcoming sixth studio album. After announcing the album’s release date was pushed back two weeks, Amo is now due out Jan. 25 rather than Jan. 11. Pre-orders for the new record are currently available on the band’s website.
Amo is the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, That’s the Spirit.
In support of the album’s release, Bring Me the Horizon previously announced a month-long, North American tour for the end of January and beginning of February. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.