The band first played the song during a DJ set at their own Malta Weekender event on the first night. Most of the band’s recent studio work sounds like the version of the song they played live, with loud electric guitars and crashing drums.
But that may not be the real version, since a new teaser trailer shows that the song has been changed into a much quieter ballad. Lee Malia plays his guitar in the video while Oli Sykes sings and Jordan Fish plays the piano.
When Sykes and Fish sing the chorus, the words from the original version seem to stay the same: “We’re just a room full of strangers / Looking for anything to save us / We’re dying to live and living to die alone together / Dying to live, living to die / We’re just a room full of strangers.”
“Strangers” by Bring Me The Horizon will come out on July 6, and you can pre-order it here. The band’s first official single of 2022 will be this song. But in the last year, the band has put out a lot of songs with other artists. These include songs with Machine Gun Kelly (“Maybe”), Sigrid (“Bad Life”), Masked Wolf (“Fallout”), IC3PEAK (“VAMPIR”), and Tom Morello (“Let’s Get The Party Started”).
After showing it off at this year’s BRIT Awards, the band worked with Ed Sheeran on a new version of his hit song “Bad Habits” and contributed the song “Moon Over Castle” to the Gran Turismo 7 soundtrack.
The last single by Bring Me The Horizon that wasn’t a collaboration was “DiE4u,” which came out in September. This song, along with “Strangers,” will be on the next EP in the band’s “Post Human” series, which will come out later this year. The first part, “Post Human: Survival Horror,” came out in October 2020.
Sykes told NME in 2021 that the band was “working on parts two, three, and four” of the series and that they would “get music out as soon as they can.” Sykes said in May that they had been working on “Post Human 2” for “about a year.” “We have a lot of things, but we’re picky about what we give away,” he said. “I’d say we have about 45 songs.”
Bring Me The Horizon went to the 2022 BandLab NME Awards earlier this year, where they joked that their Malta Weekender was like Fyre Festival, “but with better sandwiches.” The group also won “Best Band from the UK” and paid tribute to Ukraine with six songs.
The band also shared details about their upcoming North American tour, which will run from September to October and feature support from Knocked Loose, grandson, and Siiickbrain. In August, Sykes and drummer Mat Nicholls will take part in a triathlon to help the LGBTQ+ group UKRAINEPRIDE.