Album: That's the Spirit (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Oli Sykes ruminating on the drug-addled people still going to '90s, Ibiza-style clubs in their late 20s and 30s. The vocalist explained to Kerrang: "'Oh No' is meant to be this anti-dance song. It's about people my age are still trying to live like they did when they were 18. It's meant to sound like walking into a club – I wanted the irony of it sounding like something you'd hear on a night out; when lyrically it's saying that this way of life doesn't make sense to me anymore."
  • The song features an '80s-sounding saxophone solo. Sykes told Kerrang: "The sax-trumpet part was my idea. I wanted it to feel like when the lights come on at a club at the end of a night - that slightly s--tty last song feeling. That's why it felt like a good album ender too, because it's about the fact that all good things come to an end."
  • The music video was directed by Isaac Eastgate, who has previously worked with Spring King and LA Priest. The clip switches between a hostage situation, footage of the band performing a recording studio and a group of producers and engineers behind a mixing board.

    Sykes told Rolling Stone that the visual is the first time he's let the director take full creative control. "At first, I was apprehensive, but when it all came together I was psyched on it," he said. "It's got a good balance of humor and meaning, and it's a video that leaves you with a lot of questions."

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