Arctic Monkeys Share New Retro Inspired Single ‘There’d Better Be A Mirror Ball’

Arctic Monkeys have shared their new retro tinged single “There’d Better Be A Mirror Ball” taken from their upcoming album The Car.

With its mellow vibes and its dreamy 70s sound, the song feels like you should be sitting in a yellow-tinged lounge with smoking hanging low in the air. You take a long drag from your cigarette and slowly exhale as if pushing out all your troubles through that one tiny puff. That’s what listening to this song feels like.

Watch the sepia toned video below.

The Car drops October 21st via Domino. Pre-orders can be found here. A press released describes the album as  “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.” Alex Turner recently spoke about what to expect from the new record during an interview with Big Issue:

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.”

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

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

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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