Oli told BBC Radio 1's Rock Show: "We de-Bizkit‘d it a bit, and it ended up sounding pretty sick."
Bring Me The Horizon's latest single 'wonderful life' - which is taken from their highly-anticipated album 'amo', which is out on January 25th through RCA - was meant to be for Limp Bizkit.
Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish were invited to work on a new record with Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, but it didn't go to plan, and so frontman Oli ended up transforming the riff into what 'wonderful life' is now.
He told Daniel P. Carter on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show: “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. 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.
“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 the tempo and key matched almost perfectly with the song. So we de-Bizkit‘d it a bit, and it ended up sounding pretty sick.” The track listing for 'amo' revealed collaborations with Grimes, Rahzel and Dani Filth (who also features in the video for 'wonderful life')
'wonderful life' follows 'Mantra', which sat on Radio 1’s playlist for eight weeks and has been streamed over 34 Million times since its release in August. Speaking about the inspiration beind the track, Oli explained: “The lyrics for 'wonderful life' were done freestyle in the studio. It’s stream of consciousness type stuff about getting old and out touch, being off tour & loving the mundane things in life, I guess because it’s so novel when your life is mainly spent on the road, things like weekly shops and mowing your lawn are quite nice- people who spend most of their lives away from home can surely relate.
"I guess on top of that there’s this inner crisis I have of being a boring person but still having a desire to go wild inside me every now and again ... but yeah all in all it’s mostly word vomit ... but also some of my favourite lyrics ... the beginning is 100% legit and the irony was just too good, so we left it like that.” A run of special UK shows kick off in November and include a two-night stint at Alexandra Palace, they last played this London venue in 2014.
Bring Me Horizon spent the summer writing and recording in Los Angeles, with Oli and Jordan producing what is expected to be one of the best genre-bending records of all time.
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AMO - TRACKLISTING 1. i apologise if you feel something 2. MANTRA 3. nihilist blues feat. Grimes 4. in the dark 5. wonderful life feat. Dani Filth 6. ouch 7. medicine 8. sugar honey ice & tea 9. why you gotta kick me when i’m down? 10. fresh bruises 11. mother tongue 12. heavy metal feat. Rahzel 13. i don’t know what to say