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27 December 2019 14:34

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend James Arthur Middlesbrough

BRING ME THE HORIZON Releases Surprise Album Featuring Collaborations With HALSEY, Others

BRING ME THE HORIZON has dropped a surprise new album titled "Music to listen to~dance to~blaze to~pray to~feed to~sleep to~talk to~grind to~trip to~breathe to~help to~hurt to~scroll to~roll to~love to~hate to~learn to~plot to~play to~be to~feel to~breed to~sweat to~dream to~hide to~live to~die to~GO TO". The eight-song set is available to stream across most digital platforms. "Music to listen to" runs for an hour and 15 minutes and features guest appearances from Halsey, Happyalone., Toriel, Yonaka, Lotus Eater and Bexey. Two of the tracks clock in at more than 10 minutes each, while "Underground Big {HEADFULOFHYENA}" runs over 24 minutes long. The LP follows BRING ME THE HORIZON's video for "Ludens", a song the band recorded for the "Death Stranding: Timefall (Original Music From The World Of Death Stranding)" soundtrack, featuring original music inspired by the PlayStation 4 (PS4) video game "Death Stranding".

Frontman Oli Sykes told NME recently that the group is changing its approach to releasing music, saying: "We're not going to do an album again, maybe ever. We're thinking about doing shorter records... the plan is to release multiple records next year." British rockers Bring Me The Horizon aka BMTH have just dropped a new album featuring a collaboration with pop star Halsey and it's a rather long one. Not just in terms of the record's runtime itself — it clocks in at an impressive 76 minutes. But the new album's title is rather expansive, to say the least!

BMTH's latest record is called 'Music to listen to~dance to~blaze to~pray to~feed to~sleep to~talk to~grind to~trip to~breathe to~help to~hurt to~scroll to~roll to~love to~hate to~learn Too~plot to~play to~be to~feel to~breed to~sweat to~dream to~hide to~live to~die to~GO TO'. Was the band attempting to break a new record with this new record? (Sorry, we couldn't resist!) Halsey accepts the Favorite Song - Pop/Rock award for 'Without Me' onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images) The 8-track EP also features some much-awaited collaborations with some popular artistes. As previously teased way back in July, the band has teamed up with the Grammy-nominated pop star Halsey for a song called '¿'.

The five-minute track takes vocal melody ideas from the band's 'In The Dark' track, off their 'Amo' album — it was their first No. 1 album in the UK. The new album also features some interesting songs that feature guest spots from Yonaka, Happyalone, Toriel and a mammoth track that's called 'Underground Big {HEADFULOFHYENA}' featuring Bexey and Lotus Eater, which goes for a staggering 24 minutes! Oliver Sykes of Bring Me the Horizon performs during day 2 of Lollapalooza Chile 2019 (Getty Images) Oliver Sykes, the band's frontman, had previous told NME in an interview that the band had been discussing "shorter records" instead of completing another full-length album. He stated, "I don't want to say we're going to do something and not live up to it, but the plan is to release multiple records next year." We're not sure if he meant it ironically, but it sounds like the band has crammed these "shorter records" into one ginormous album. We're pretty sure their fans are ecstatic with the news though!

This looks like their most groundbreaking, experimental material yet. The vocalist Sykes had previously posted the album's rather alien-looking artwork on his Instagram account, so fans had already been speculating that a new offering from Bring Me The Horizon was about to drop from the skies. To listen to the band's new (extremely) full-length album on Spotify, click here. If you have an entertainment scoop or a story for us, please reach out to us on (323) 421-7515 Halsey and Bring Me the Horizon dropped their long-awaited collaboration, "¿," on Friday (Dec. 27). The new track is off of the rock/metalcore band's new surprise album, which features what is quite possibly the longest album title in existence: Music to listen to~dance to~blaze to~pray to~feed to~sleep to~talk to~grind to~trip to~breathe to~help to~hurt to~scroll to~roll to~love to~hate to~learn Too~plot to~play to~be to~feel to~breed to~sweat to~dream to~hide to~live to~die to~GO TO.

The 25-year-old pop star and the English alternative group first teased fans about a possible collaboration when they posted an Instagram video back in July of the friends in the recording studio. Frontman Oliver Sykes also shared a photo of him and Halsey hanging out during the same session: On Thursday (Decc. 26), Halsey confirmed the collaboration was coming, sharing on her Instagram Story, "I pop up on the [BMTH] surprise drop that's coming tonight!!!" The singer also added that fans can expect more collaborations between her and the band in the future. @iamhalsey via Instagram The new song features lyrics from the band's previous release, "In The Dark," from their studio album released earlier this year, amo. Listen to the song at minute mark 22:07 via the full record stream, below: Check out the full "¿" lyrics below. [breath noises] Got mud on my face but I can't get clean Feels, hope, but I rip at the seems If I can't get you away from me Taking showers every hour and I choke on steam Writing on the mirrors and the space between All so tall, it broke the fourth wall Guess my fairy tale had a few plot holes Breathe, cold, another bad dream Another bad dream, another bad dream) [repeat chorus] [breath noises] [laughter] Written by Emmy Mack on December 27, 2019 Bring Me The Horizon have just given fans an unexpected Chrissy present, dropping a surprise eight-track EP stacked with collabs down our proverbial chimneys. Verbosely titled Music to listen to~dance to~blaze to~pray to~feed to~sleep to~talk to~grind to~trip to~breathe to~help to~hurt to~scroll to~roll to~love to~hate to~learn Too~plot to~play to~be to~feel to~breed to~sweat to~dream to~hide to~live to~die to~GO TO, the disc features a long-teased collab with Halsey dubbed '¿' which borrows vocal lines from the band's amo album track 'In The Dark', as well as new tunes featuring YONAKA, Happyalone, Toriel and one dubbed 'Underground Big {HEADFULOFHYENA}' featuring BEXEY and Lotus Eater, which goes for a humble 24 minutes (!!!) Altogether, it's definitely the most experimental body of work we've seen come out of the BMTH camp and the fan reactions will undoubtedly be interesting… Though there had been a bit of speculation about the EP's imminent arrival after frontman Oli Sykes posted the artwork on his personal Instagram with zero explanation, at the time of writing no official announcement or comment on the EP has been made by the band. But it is on Spotify and you can give it a listen below! Sheffield's Bring Me The Horizon are ending their 2019 the same way that they started it, by releasing a bunch of new material, but not quite as you'd expect. The five-piece have just surprise released a new 8-track EP called 'Music To Listen To…'. Well, that's the shortened title at least, but the full title is 'Music To Listen To~Dance To~Blaze To~Pray To~Feed To~Sleep To~Talk To~Grind To~Trip To~Breathe To~Help To~Hurt To~Scroll To~Roll To~Love To~Hate To~Learn Too~Plot To~Play To~Be To~Feel To~Breed To~Sweat To~Dream To~Hide To~Live To~Die To~Go To'. As for the sound and style, it sees the band move even further away from the somewhat polarising style of January's 'amo', collaborations with the likes of Halsey and Lotus Eater, and runs for over an hour. 01.) Steal Something. 02.) Candy Truck / You Expected: LAB Your Result: Green 03.) A Devastating Liberation 04.) ¿ (feat. Halsey) 05.) Underground Big {HEADFULOFHYENA} (feat. BEXEY & Lotus Eater) 06.) "like seeing spiders running riot on your lover's grave" (feat. Happyalone.) 07.) Dead Dolphin Sounds 'aid brain growth in unborn child' Virtual Therapy / Nature Healing 2 Hours (feat. Toriel) 08.) ±ªþ³§ (feat. Yonaka) You can stream and/or download the EP online from Spotify (here), iTunes (here), Amazon (here), and Google Play (here).