Arctic Monkeys Announce New Album ‘The Car’

Arctic Monkeys have announced their new album, The Car, out October 21st.

The band’s seventh studio album features ten news songs written by frontman Alex Turner, produced by James Ford, and recorded at Butley Priory in Suffolk, RAK Studios in London, and La Frette in Paris. According to a press release, the album “running wild in a new and sumptuous musical landscape and contain[ing] some of the richest and most rewarding vocal performances of Turner’s career.”

In a new interview with Big Issue, Turner says the album is “louder” than before and calls it “a response I’ve had to other things we’ve composed,” he said. “This idea of something sounding ‘cinematic’. I never completely subscribe to it, but it’s louder this time.” Speaking about the lyrics, he says “On this record [‘The Car’], sci-fi is off the table. We are back to Earth.”

He goes on later to talk about some of his influences for this record: “There’s a bunch of Led Zeppelin and Stones records where they were in this house in the country and then they went and sorted it all out and overdubbed it elsewhere,” he said. “We went there in the summer, took all the equipment, got the raw material and then took it on elsewhere.”

Pre-order The Car here.

Arctic Monkeys have several festival gigs lined up in the next few weeks, including Primavera Sound Los Angeles and Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas. Check out all their dates here.


Arctic Monkeys Announce New Album The Car | Pitchfork


01. There’d Better Be A Mirrorball
02. I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am
03. Sculptures Of Anything Goes
04. Jet Skis On The Moat
05. Body Paint
06. The Car
07. Big Ideas
08. Hello You
09. Mr Schwartz
10. Perfect Sense

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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