It’s Happening: Arctic Monkeys, after much teasing, are finally back with a new song. Called “There’d Better Be A Mirrorball,” it’s a shimmering, seductive ballad, very much in the realm of her latest album, 2018’s mesmerizing. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.
The grainy, lo-fi music video adds a layer of nostalgia to the already sentimental song, and all the clips of frontman/heartthrob Alex Turner only add to the sense of sexiness as he paints cinematic scenes with dreamy lines like, “Do you want to come with me?” to the car? / I’m sure I have a heavy heart.
“There’d Better Be A Mirrorball” is the opening of his next album, Car, which was announced just a few days ago and arrives in October. They recently debuted the following song, “I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am”, during a performance at the Zurich Openair festival in Switzerland. When talking about making the album, they said Big problem, “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 somewhere else. We went there in the summer, we took all the equipment, we got the raw material and then we took it somewhere else.”
Watch the “There Better Be a Mirror Ball” video above.
Car leaves 10/21 through Domino. book it here.