In the Dark

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  • In 2016 Oli Sykes split from his first wife, tattoo artist Hannah Snowdon, after he discovered she was having an affair with someone else. The breakup was painful to get over, but writing about it served as therapy for the Bring Me the Horizon singer. This song is from the perspective of someone who's found out their lover's been cheating. Sykes told NME:

    "I needed to get it out of my system. It wasn't the fact that I was still miserable or anything like that - I was fine - but at the same time, when you go through something traumatic, you carry a lot of stuff with you after it - a lot of mental baggage, a lot of things."

    Sykes added that he is lucky, as "writing lyrics and making music is the most therapeutic thing." As a singer to be able to write about his painful issues and then sing about on stage is "the best way to get stuff out."
  • This is one of the more poppy songs on Amo. Keyboardist Jordan Fish told Kerrang that while the band don't want to alienate their existing fans, they felt it was important to keep evolving their sound. "While it's poppy, it's still quite dark," he said. "We don't worry about what people might think of that. It's not a healthy mindset to be in when you're trying to write music. We try not to let what people might expect from us affect us creatively, but at the same time we do still like heavy music. So it's a consideration."
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