Album: That's the Spirit (2015)
Charted: 51

Songfacts®:

  • The lead single from That's the Spirit, this finds Bring Me the Horizon abandoning their trademark metalcore sound for a more pop/rock approach. Keyboardist Jordan Fish told Rolling Stone: "We don't listen to extreme deathcore anymore. We still like some heavy music, but I also like Justin Bieber. My wife told me the other day I have the music taste of a teenage girl."

    Regarding this track, Fish added, "It's one of the most simple and straightforward songs we did. It's got some elements we had on the last album with an up-tempo rhythm and really strong melodies. So it seemed like an obvious choice for the first single because it's so immediately catchy and has such a good level of energy."
  • Frontman Oli Sykes explained the meaning of the album title to NME: "It's a celebration of depression, a way of making light of it," he said. "'That's The Spirit' - it's quite a depressing phrase when you think about it - the sort of thing you only ever use when you know there's no positive answer to the situation."
  • Oli Sykes explained the song's meaning to Radio.com: "'Throne' is all about how you can turn grease to gold," he said. "How you can turn negative aspects of what you've been through into something amazing."
  • This became Bring Me the Horizon's first ever US #1 when it reached the summit of Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart.
  • Jordan Fish borrowed the harp instrumentation from another That's the Spirit track, "Drown." He recalled to Kerrang:

    "That harp in the verse of 'Throne' I actually stole from the original version of 'Drown', so technically it's in both songs. I took it out of the album version of 'Drown' to use for 'Throne,' but if you listen to the old single version, it's in there. That's just me being lazy and reusing something I really liked. It was fairly quiet on that version of 'Drown,' and on 'Thrown;' I thought it sounded cooler."

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