Drown (Bring Me the Horizon song)

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Bring Me The Horizon Drown Cover art.jpg
Single by Bring Me the Horizon
from the album That's the Spirit
Released21 October 2014 (2014-10-21)
  • Fish
  • Sykes
Bring Me the Horizon singles chronology
"Can You Feel My Heart"
"Happy Song"
Music video
"Drown" on YouTube

"Drown" is a song by the British rock band Bring Me the Horizon released on 21 October 2014. Originally released as a stand-alone single, a remixed version features on the band's fifth studio album That's the Spirit and was released as the lead single. The track, musically, marks a shift away from the band's previously established metalcore sound. Rather, it was described by critics as a pop punk-leaning[1] emo[2] and rock song,[3] being the later showcased as arena rock.[4] It is available to play in the music video game Guitar Hero Live, added on 12 January 2016.

Announcement and release[edit]

The song was announced 13 October 2014 on the band's social media accounts.[5] The song leaked on 21 October 2014 on YouTube by accident because of a mistake by Epitaph Records, the band's United States record label.[6] It later premiered officially on BBC Radio 1 that same day. After it aired on BBC Radio 1, Oliver Sykes was interviewed by Zane Lowe.[7] It had been reported that "Drown" would not appear on any studio album from the band.[8] However, the song was later announced to be track 9 on the 2015 album That's the Spirit,[9] albeit as a remixed version.

"Drown" was set to be released on iTunes on 7 December 2014. However, in early October, Oliver Sykes began teasing lyrics in the form of photos on Twitter. He also posted a message stating if "#DROWN" started trending on Twitter, they would release the song sooner.[10] Drown was released on iTunes 3 November 2014.[11][12] "Drown" was issued as a picture disc in the UK on 7 December. It was nominated for the Kerrang! Award for Best Single.[13]

Later on 8 September 2015, the band performed an acoustic version of "Drown" which was alongside "Happy Song" and "Throne" part of a radio session set at Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio 1 with Annie Mac.[14] Furthermore, it was accompanied by a small group of violinists. On 25 December 2015, the band released the BBC Radio 1 acoustic performance of "Drown" as a standalone single.[15]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the track was released on 21 October 2014 via their Vevo account. It features the band performing the track "rather rigidly", being described as "a far cry from their energetic live shows."[16]

Chart performance[edit]


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[30] Silver 200,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone


  • Oliver Sykes – lead vocals, production
  • Lee Malia – guitars
  • Matt Kean – bass guitar
  • Jordan Fish – keys, programming, production, backing vocals
  • Matt Nicholls – drums, percussion


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  2. ^ "Bring Me The Horizon premiere new song". Triple J. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  3. ^ UG Staff. "That's the Spirit: Album Review". Ultimate Guitar. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  4. ^ Mack, Emmy (September 2015). "Bring Me The Horizon - That's The Spirit". Music Feeds. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Alternative Press discusses Drown's announcement". Alternative Press. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Bring Me The Horizon releases Drown early". Twitter. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Premiered on BBC Radio 1 and interviewed by Zane Lowe".
  8. ^ "Metalhammer Drown Review". Team Rock.
  9. ^ Bring Me The Horizon Unveil That’S The Spirit Tracklisting Kerrang!. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  10. ^ Sykes, Oliver. "Oliver Syke's twitter page". Oliver Sykes. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Drown by Bring Me the Horizon on Apple Music". iTunes (UK), Apple Music. 3 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Drown by Bring Me the Horizon on Apple Music". iTunes (US), Apple Music. 3 November 2014.
  13. ^ Carter, Emily (11 June 2015). "The Relentless Kerrang! Awards 2015 Winners List". Kerrang!. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  14. ^ "BBC Radio 1 - Radio 1 Live Music, Bring Me The Horizon". BBC Radio 1. 9 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Drown (Live Atfrom Maida Vale) by Bring Me the Horizon on Apple Music". iTunes (US), Apple Music. 25 December 2015.
  16. ^ Kevin Rutherford (21 October 2014). "Bring Me the Horizon Get Weird in 'Drown' Video: Watch". Radio.com.
  17. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Bring Me The Horizon – Drown". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  18. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Bring Me The Horizon – Drown" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  19. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bring Me The Horizon – Drown" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  20. ^ "Musicline.de – Bring Me The Horizon Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  21. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  22. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  23. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  24. ^ "Bring Me the Horizon Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  25. ^ "Bring Me the Horizon Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  26. ^ "Bring Me the Horizon Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  27. ^ "Bring Me the Horizon Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  28. ^ "Hot Rock Songs : Dec 31, 2015 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  29. ^ "Mainstream Rock Songs : Dec 31, 2015 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  30. ^ "British single certifications – Bring Me the Horizon – Drown". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 3 November 2017. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Drown in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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