Bring Me the Horizon are currently traveling through the U.K. and Europe on their biggest arena tour to date, and the British metalcore group embraces their arena-level status with the outlandish, cinematic new clip for single “Oh No,” premiering exclusively here. The pop-leaning track closes the band’s 2015 album That’s the Spirit.
The video opens with details of a hostage situation, then cuts between footage of the band performing, a set of producers and engineers behind the boards at a recording studio, and the interrogation room where the hostage is being questioned. The hostage’s plight seems dire, but he turns the tables on his captors, causing the mixing board to short-circuit and eventually escaping. A chase ensues, leading up to the revelation of a strange, clay-like baby playing the trumpet. The arrival of the being brings about an increase in energy from the band and a wild dance party in the studio.
“This is the first video I’ve took a step back from creatively and let the director take full control,” BMTH’s singer Oli Sykes tells Rolling Stone of the Isaac Eastgate–directed clip. “At first, I was apprehensive but when it all came together I was psyched on it. It’s got a good balance of humor and meaning, and it’s a video that leaves you with a lot of questions.”
Back in April, Bring Me the Horizon played with a live orchestra at Royal Albert Hall. The DVD and audio of the show will be released on December 2nd with proceeds benefiting Teenage Cancer Trust. Recently, the band has been teasing a North American tour.