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"Kool-Aid" is a high-octane track packed with Bring Me The Horizon's signature blend of metalcore and electronic influences. Singer Oli Sykes' lyrics incorporate dark, abstract imagery that dissect the toxic grip of a cult/manipulator, where blind faith curdles into chaos.

The phrase "drinking the Kool-Aid" has become synonymous with blind devotion to a harmful and distorted belief system. It's a chilling image linked to the Jonestown tragedy. Cause you got a taste now Drank the Kool-Aid by the jug So suffer your fate, oh In 1978, American congressman Leo Ryan visited the "Reverend" Jim Jones' religious community, Jonestown, in Guyana to investigate alleged human rights abuses. His mission ended in horror when Jones had Ryan and his party killed. The aftermath became even more devastating when Jones coerced over 900 of his followers to perform ritual suicide by drinking a deadly cocktail of cyanide and tranquilizers, which was mixed into a tub of flavored grape drink similar to Kool-Aid. This catastrophic event serves as a stark reminder of the human capacity for both immense loyalty and tragic misplacement of trust.

Bring Me The Horizon released "Kool-Aid" as a single on January 5, 2024. It is the band's first new song since announcing the departure of Jordan Fish. Their keyboard player, Fish joined the band in 2012 and was a major influence on Bring Me The Horizon's sonic evolution, steering them from their metalcore roots towards a blend of rock and electronic textures.

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Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Kool-Aid.
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4/4Time Signature
149BPM

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(P) 2024 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

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