Yungblud Recruits Oli Sykes Of Bring Me The Horizon For ‘Happier’

Yungblud and Oli Sykes - Photo: Courtesy of High Rise PR

Yungblud continues his new era, teaming up with Oli Sykes of Grammy nominated rock band Bring Me The Horizon on an emphatic new single “Happier.”

“Happier” marks the second collaboration together following Bring Me The Horizon’s massive single “OBEY” in 2020, and comes ahead of Yungblud joining the band on their Asia tour later this month, ahead of Yungblud’s own headlining tour in the region.

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Speaking about the track, Yungblud revealed, “I have almost been conditioned by myself my whole life to be in pain. When I’m in pain I work better. I function better because I have something to combat. It’s dark but it’s all I’ve ever known. The feeling of happiness is scary because you feel like it’s all about to go wrong.

“I have always felt that if I’m happy I’ll get complacent so it’s lost me a lot of opportunity for friendships and relationships in the past. I got really emotional when writing this. I was craving another Yungblud song that would burn in my stomach, make me feel like it’s all gonna be ok and encourage me to fight back against old habits and try my best to re-align myself to be better. It’s ok to find happiness, it’s ok to feel it. I hope you find a little bit of it in this song. You deserve it. Everyone does.”

Yungblud recently returned, embarking on a fresh new era—visually, sonically, and creatively—for the artist who has undeniably become a voice of Gen-Z, using his music to unite and empower the youth of today. It marks the beginning of a sonic and creative shift that sees Yungblud return to his alternative roots while also taking creative risks with quirky yet detailed production, and considered instrumentation that simultaneously feels both new and nostalgic.

He kicked his new era off earlier this year with the turbo-charged anthem “Lowlife” that became an instant fan favorite on tour, fusing hard-edge melodies, heavy basslines, and raw, vulnerable lyrics.

Buy or stream “Happier.”