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Oli Sykes teams up with Alice Longyu Gao on new track ‘Believe The Hype’

The Bring Me The Horizon frontman brings his distinctive scream to the Chinese performance artist's new track

By Nick Reilly

Alice Longyu Gao and Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes (Picture: YouTube)
Alice Longyu Gao and Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes (Picture: YouTube)

Chinese singer and performance artist Alice Longyu Gao has teamed up with Bring Me The Horizon‘s Oli Sykes on ‘Believe The Hype’. You can watch the whole track in full below.

The latest release marks Gao’s first track since January’s ‘To My White Boy Princess’ and came about after the pair began discussing their mutual admiration of each other’s music. Sykes, who takes a prominent role on the track, recorded his vocals in Longyu Gao’s garage.

Longyu Gao said of the track, which is accompanied by a video directed by her and Grace McCarthy: “I am an inventor. I am the type of artist that people need to enjoy the awesomeness in person. I am creating exceptional art, and I have to use 95% of my time to fight to be heard, to be seen, and to perform. At the end of the day I just want to make great art that lasts, that nurtures everyone, that heals me.

“However living in this capitalistic world gives me way too much anxiety, discrimination, and exhausation. ‘Believe The Hype’ is a temporary pill for myself to deal with all of that.”

Both artists will also mark the release by hosting a launch party tonight (29 June) at London’s Space 289 from 8pm BST. You can sign up for free entry at

Meanwhile, Bring Me The Horizon will release their next track ‘sTraNgeRs’ on July 6.

The Sheffield metallers, who were the cover stars of Rolling Stone UK’s third print edition back in February, first unveiled the track by playing it during a DJ set at their own Malta Weekender festival last month; fan footage of the playback suggests that frontman Oli Sykes is on familiarly impassioned form on the song, with the group’s trademark furious guitars and pounding percussion present and correct.

It has been a busy year for Bring Me The Horizon, so far characterised so far by collaborations, and unlikely ones at that; they appear on the latest album by Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid and also joined Ed Sheeran onstage at the BRIT Awards to perform an original track penned between them, a fresh take on Sheeran’s ‘Bad Habits’.

Soon, though, they are expected to deliver the next instalment in their ‘Post Human’ series of EPs, which will follow on from the video game-inspired ‘Survival Horror’, which dropped in October of 2020 and saw them hook up with YungbludNova Twins and Babymetal on separate songs. 

The interview for the Rolling Stone UK cover story on the band earlier this year took place in Los Angeles, where they were busy working on new music for the next chapters in the ‘Post Human’ series. They confirmed that the EPs would dip in and out of different genres, with the third release set to be electronically inflected. A fourth, meanwhile, apparently will be “heavy”, according to guitarist Lee Malia.