“Nihilist Blues” by Bring Me The Horizon (ft. Grimes)
Oli Sykes, lead vocalist of Bring Me the Horizon, and his co-star Grimes approach “Nihilist Blues” from the perspective of two people apparently in a relationship. The one thing these characters clearly share in common are thoughts of pessimism. In other words, they’re both nihilists as the title implies. And this song plays out like a tale of the current state of their love.
Sykes states that he has been trying to get away from his deeply-rooted destructive thinking. In fact he knows there is goodness inside of him. However, he has thus far been unsuccessful in his attempts to escape his own mind. He is also asking for help in overcoming these afflictions, but only a “true” person would be able to assist him. Therefore as of right now, he is going through life with no true sense of direction.
Grimes expresses similar sentiments of being pessimistic and feeling disoriented. She also states an apprehension to getting intensely involved with Oli.
Ultimately the song ends on the note of the same perpetual struggle it began with, that of striving for a better life while simultaneously feeling such is unattainable.
Facts about “Nihilist Blues”
- Oliver Sykes and his bandmates (Lee Malia, Matt Nicholls, Jordan Fish and Matt Kean) wrote this song together. Singer Grimes didn’t take part in the track’s composition.
- Sykes and Fish produced this song. “Nihilist Blues” came out on January 24, 2019. It is the third track on the band’s 2019 album Amo.
- According to Sykes, this track is his favorite on Amo.
- The title of the song isn’t included in its lyrics.
Have Grimes and Bring Me the Horizon collaborated before?
No. This was the first time Canadian singer Grimes worked with Bring Me the Horizon.
What have Bring Me the Horizon said about this song?
Jordan Fish (keyboardist of the band) had this to say about this song:
Was this released as a single?
Yes. It was the fifth single from Amo. Amo is the band’s sixth studio album. It came out on January 25, 2019. “Nihilist Blues” was preceded by the following singles: “Mantra” “Wonderful Life” “Medicine” and “Mother Tongue“