The Arctic Monkeys have announced their long-awaited seventh studio album, ‘The Car’ – get all the details below.
The Sheffield band will release the 10-track album on Friday 21st October via Domino. You can order/preload it here.
‘The Car’ was produced by James Ford and recorded at Butley Priory in Suffolk, La Frette in Paris and RAK Studios in London.
According to a press release, the record “finds Arctic Monkeys running wild in a fascinating new musical landscape and features some of the richest and most rewarding vocal performances of Alex Turner’s career.”
It will include the new song “I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am”, which AM premiered during their performance at the Zurich Openair festival in Switzerland last night (August 23).
Other song titles include ‘There’d Better Be A Mirrorball’, ‘Sculptures Of Anything Goes’, ‘Jet Skis On The Moat’, ‘Body Paint’ and ‘Mr Schwartz’. Check out the full tracklist and cover art (illustrated by drummer Matt Helders) below.
The deluxe LP edition of the upcoming album will be available on limited edition gray vinyl with a tip sleeve and glossy cover image via the official Arctic Monkeys webshop.
In addition, an exclusive cream colored LP will be available at independent record stores and HMV stores. ‘The Car’ will also be out on standard LP, CD and cassette, as well as streaming platforms.
‘The Car’ track listing:
‘It would be better to have a mirror ball’
I’m not quite where I think I am’
‘Pictures Of Anything Goes’
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‘Ski in the pit’
‘Body Painting’ (body painting)
In May, Matt Helders said that ‘The Car’ “chooses a place [su anterior álbum ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’] he left it musically”.
News broke just over a year ago that the band were recording new material in Suffolk. Last November, Helders told BBC Radio 5 Live that Arctic Monkeys “always want to do something a little different” with each release.
Following their current European leg, Arctic Monkeys will return to the UK this weekend at Reading & Leeds 2022. Their tour will also visit North America, South America and Australia.
In a review of the Monkeys’ recent performance at Sziget Festival, NME wrote: “They put on a show that equally respects every corner of their catalog and shows that they are now a wonderfully imaginative and unclassifiable band.”