Lately, Bring Me the Horizon have dropped singles that’ve ventured into different, sometimes more commercial genres, polarizing their fanbase in the process. It’s all made for an interesting road to their new, adventurous record Amo, and the latest single, “Mother Tongue,” will no doubt keep fans in fierce debate ’til the album drops this Friday.
On previous track “Medicine,” the Sheffield band showed how their roots in metalcore allow them to inject more innocuous sounds with impressive levels of intensity. They do that again on the love song “Mother Tongue,” which indulges in some pop production touches—synth squiggles, string flourishes, handclaps, “whoa-oh”s—but not at the expense of a soaring chorus, delivered powerfully by frontman Oli Sykes.
Listen to the song below: