Fans are speculating about a potential collaboration between Bring Me The Horizon and Billie Eilish, fueled by a comment made by frontman Oli Sykes on the singer’s recent Instagram post. The post featured a picture of Eilish and her brother/collaborator Finneas at the 2024 Golden Globe Awards, where Eilish won the award for Best Song for her track ‘What Was I Made For?’ from Barbie.
While many fans offered congratulations on the win, Sykes took a more cryptic approach, leaving a comment that simply said “limousine” on the post. Sharp-eyed fans quickly picked up on the comment, noting its connection to one of the tracks from Bring Me The Horizon’s highly anticipated new album, ‘POST HUMAN NeX GEn.’ This has sparked speculation that Eilish might be featured on that particular song.
“Hearing the rumor that Billie Eilish might feature on the upcoming BMTH album has me ecstatic, literally jumping in my room like a schoolgirl. It might not be the collaboration we anticipated, but it feels like the one we truly needed,” expressed one fan on X/Twitter.
Another enthusiast chimed in, saying, “I’d genuinely love to witness a collaboration between Billie Eilish and BMTH. Especially within the alternative rock scene, I genuinely believe she’d fit right in.”
“If the BMTH and Billie Eilish rumors turn out to be true, I will literally explode with excitement,” concurred a third fan. Meanwhile, someone else mentioned that the thrill of this potential collaboration is pushing them “over the edge.”
The unveiling of the ‘POST HUMAN: NeX GEn’ tracklist kicked off as BMTH embarked on their UK tour earlier this week, commencing with a dynamic opening night at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena.
Frontman Oli Sykes, in a captivating interaction with an AI character displayed on screens behind him, teased snippets of the upcoming songs, offering fans a brief preview of each track. An intriguing revelation during this showcase was an MP3 player on the screens, unveiling an upcoming song titled ‘Bullet With My Names On,’ featuring what seems to be a guest appearance from Underoath. Check out the clip below. Should the track ‘Limousine’ indeed feature Billie Eilish, it would mark the second time the Sheffield band has made a nod to the singer.
In 2019, BMTH showcased their admiration for the ‘Bad Guy’ singer by performing a live, acoustic cover of her song ‘When The Party’s Over.’ This stripped-back rendition was recorded for BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds with Annie Mac.
Regarding the upcoming album, BMTH recently confirmed that ‘POST HUMAN: NeX GEn’ is set to release this summer. Originally scheduled for a September 2023 release, the follow-up to 2020’s ‘POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR’ faced delays, with Oli Sykes citing “unforeseen circumstances” preventing the band from completing the record to their desired standard.
Describing the album’s sound, Sykes shared with NME, “I wouldn’t say it’s a hyper-pop album, but I’ve definitely been inspired by that world. I admire how obnoxious, trashy, and in-your-face that music feels, which is what I was drawn to when I got into emo, hardcore, and screamo.” He expressed a desire to move away from polished sounds that often accompany success and opt for a more raw, unhinged approach.
BMTH recently released ‘Kool-Aid’ as the latest teaser from the album, following previous singles like ‘DArkSide,’ ‘LosT,’ ‘AmEN!,’ ‘DiE4u,’ and ‘sTraNgeRs.’ Notably, this marked their first release since the sudden departure of longtime keyboardist and percussionist Jordan Fish at the end of December.
NME, in a four-star review of their opening night in Cardiff, hailed the show as a “blistering comeback statement,” affirming that BMTH is “still at their best.” The tour is set to resume on January 12 with a show in Birmingham, and any remaining tickets for upcoming shows can be found here.