Watch Forest Whitaker ‘Sing’ Bring Me the Horizon in Band’s New Video
Actor Forest Whitaker embodies the wistful lyrics of Bring Me the Horizon in the band's new music video for "In the Dark." It's the latest clip culled from the English rockers' sixth studio album Amo.
Perhaps surprisingly, it's not the first time the act have attempted to work with the Arrival and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor, as BMTH singer Oli Sykes recently explained. But the band's timing aligned with Whitaker for the visually futuristic take on mourning in the catchy but sorrowful cut. Watch Bring Me the Horizon's "In the Dark" music video down toward the bottom of this post.
"We met Forest a couple of years back," Sykes told the NME. "His daughter is a fan of the band and he came to a show with her. Any time that we're in the same town, he usually comes down to a show. … This is something that we've been trying to do for ages. He was actually going to be the main guy in 'Mantra,' but it just didn't work out in the end because of timing and scheduling, so it ended up being me."
Of the concept behind the "In the Dark" video, Sykes explained, "I guess it's meant to be a representation of the grieving process. It's a visual metaphor for what the song is talking about. When it comes to the grieving process, we all try to ignore that feeling — but it's important to grieve. Even if something's happened for the best, you need to take that moment to feel something. Some people lose a whole world to grief sometimes, while others just don't grieve. Sometimes we're just too scared to face our emotions."
From Amo, Bring Me the Horizon previously released videos for the songs "Sugar Honey Ice and Tea," "Mother Tongue," "Nihilist Blues," "Medicine," "Wonderful Life" (featuring Cradle of Filth's Dani Filth) and "Mantra." The band head out on tour with Babymetal later this fall, following dates with Sleeping With Sirens and Poppy. Last week, Bring Me the Horizon began selling customized "Amo in Color" T-shirts based on fans' Spotify habits.
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