Arctic Monkeys announce their seventh studio album, ‘The Car’

Arctic Monkeys have announced their highly anticipated seventh studio album, ‘The Car’ – find all the details below.

The Sheffield band will release the 10-track disc on Friday October 21 via Domino. You can pre-order/pre-register 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 the Arctic Monkeys on the loose in a new and lavish musical landscape and contains some of the richest and most rewarding vocal performances of Alex Turner’s career.”

It will contain the new track “I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am”, which AM debuted during their concert 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 track list and cover art (which was shot by drummer Matt Helders) below.

Arctic Monkeys – Official “The Car” album cover. CREDIT: Press

The deluxe LP edition of the upcoming album will be available on limited edition gray vinyl with a spike on the sleeve and a glossy mounted cover image via the official Arctic Monkeys online store.

Additionally, an exclusive cream-colored LP will be available at independent record stores and HMV stores. “The Car” will also be available on LP, CD and standard cassette, as well as on streaming platforms.

List of songs from “The Car”:

“There better be a disco ball”
“I’m not quite where I think I am”
“Sculptures to do everything”
“Jet skis on the moat”
‘Body painting’
‘The car’
“Big Ideas”
‘Hi you’
“Mr. Schwartz”
‘Perfect Sense’

In May, Matt Helders said “The Car” “picks up where [their previous album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’] musically interrupted.

It emerged just over a year ago that the band recorded new material in Suffolk. Last November, Helders told BBC Radio 5 Live that Arctic Monkeys “always try to do something a little different” with every release.

After their current stint in Europe, 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 recent Monkeys headline at the Sziget Festival, NME wrote, “They put on a show by giving equal respect to every corner of their catalog and highlighting what a phenomenally imaginative and unclassifiable band they’ve become.”

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