Bring Me The Horizon Singer Further Comments On Coldplay’s Similar Cover Art
It was hard to tell if Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oliver Sykes was being serious when he recently called out Coldplay for their usage of the ancient flower of life symbol on their new album, “A Head Full Of Dreams“. Bring Me The Horizon themselves used a variant of that geometric pattern on the cover of their 2013 release, “Sempiternal“. You can see both album covers in the above image with Bring Me The Horizon‘s on the left and Coldplay‘s on the right. In a recent conversation with NME, Sykes confirmed that he wasn’t just being sarcastic:
At the end of the day it’s not our symbol, it’s a very old symbol. They might not have known at first, but obviously if you Google ‘flower of life’ the first thing that comes up is ‘Bring Me The Horizon – “Sempiternal“, it’s like, if you Google the images, someone’s gonna have said something to them, so whether it was intentional or not, it is the same.
He went on to add:
It’s not ours, it’s kind of cool really, it’s a cool thing that a band that big are also gonna be sharing that with people.
Having attempted to do what Sykes suggested, Bring Me The Horizon or their artwork were not listed on the first page of a Google search for ‘flower of life,’ nor on the first few pages of a Google images search for the term. That said, there’s also some irony to be found, as Sykes, who also has his Drop Dead clothing line, was called out for ripping off other bands lyrics for his own merch line a few years back—Something Attila frontman Chris Fronzak hasn’t forgotten.