Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys Announce Their Seventh Studio Album, ‘The Car’

The globally acclaimed rock band Arctic Monkeys have announced the release of their first album in four years, The Car, out on October 21st. The Sheffield band will release the 10-track-long record on Friday, October 21 via Domino. You can pre-order/pre-save it here.

Just over a year ago, we discovered the band had been writing and recording new music in Suffolk. Alex Turner wrote and recorded, and James Ford produced the forthcoming album. The British rock band record the album at Butley Priory in Suffolk, La Frette in Paris, and RAK Studios in London.

With each new single and album release, Arctic Monkeys have exhibited their sheer talent, innovation, fierce experimentation, and exuded confidence. They became who they are today thanks to their extraordinary creativity, scintillating lyricism, and psychedelic beats.

The Car is a follow-up to Arctic Monkeys’ 2018 album, Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino. Back in May, Matt Helders said that ‘The Car’ “picks up where [their previous album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’] left off musically.” A press release describes the album as Arctic Monkeys “running wild in a new and sumptuous musical landscape,” adding that it “contains some of the richest and most rewarding vocal performances of Alex Turner’s career.”

Arctic Monkeys The Car artwork
Arctic Monkeys via Instagram

The album will feature 10 tracks including the new song “I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am,” which Arctic Monkeys debuted live during their performance at the Zurich OpenAir festival in Switzerland on 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,”

Tracklist: ‘The Car’- Album

Check out the full tracklist below:

  • ‘There’d Better Be A Mirrorball’
  • ‘I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am’
  • ‘Sculptures Of Anything Goes’
  • ‘Jet Skis On The Moat’
  • ‘Body Paint’
  • ‘The Car’
  • ‘Big Ideas’
  • ‘Hello You’
  • ‘Mr Schwartz’
  • ‘Perfect Sense’

Following their current European stint, Arctic Monkeys made their UK return this weekend at Reading & Leeds 2022. Their tour will also visit North America, South America and Australia.

A deluxe version of the LP, on limited gray vinyl with a tip on the sleeve and mounted gloss cover image, will be available to purchase via the Arctic Monkeys’ official store. An exclusive custard-coloured LP will be available to purchase from independent record shops. 

The Car will also be available on standard LP, CD, cassette, and digitally. Pre-order the album here.

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Written by Khushboo Malhotra

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