Bring Me the Horizon Explain How 'Wonderful Life' Started as a Limp Bizkit Song: Watch

Bring Me the Horizon’s Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish sat down with Billboard to reveal how they created their song “Wonderful Life,” featuring Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth, as part of the “How It Went Down” video series.

Sykes tells Billboard that he and his bandmate Fish actually initially wrote the song’s riff for Limp Bizkit, but it didn’t work out. However, a few months later, they were writing their album and decided to splice that unused riff with a song they were working on.

At the time “Wonderful Life” was written, Sykes shares, the band was exhausted and stoned. So they ordered some Italian food and a few bottles of wine and put the track together.

“It turned out to be one of our favorites songs, actually,” Sykes reveals. “It's the heaviest song on the record…the song’s about those kind of days that you get when...no one's worried about where you are. You don't have to be anywhere and you get a day to be by yourself. It's kind of like finding happiness in mundane tasks or just literally doing nothing."

“If I lived where I lived and I weren't in a band, I would move, because it's rubbish,” Sykes adds. “But because I'm on tour all the time in different countries, and I come back…there's just something great about going and doing normal stuff…where most people's idea of a holiday is going and doing all this different stuff, for me, it's doing absolutely nothing.”

You can hear the full story of how Bring Me the Horizon created “Wonderful Life” above.

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