Arctic Monkeys Premieres New Song “Body Paint” BBC Radio 1
British rock band Arctic Monkeys, consisting of Alex Turner (vocals/guitar), Jamie Cook (guitar/keyboards), Nick O'Malley (bass), and Matt Helders (drums), premiered a new song “Body Paint” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo.
The band first performed the song at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York on September 22, 2022.
The song is the second single off of their upcoming seventh studio album “The Car”, following “There'd Better Be a Mirrorball”.
It was written by Alex Turner and produced by James Ford.
The accompanying music video was directed by Brook Linder.
Matt Helders told Clara Amfo about the song, “I thought we kind of did things in a bit of a weird order because even live we've been playing a different one that's not any of the singles so it's just like everything's a bit knotted up now without like release music and when you play it what you do with it.”
The band will perform the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The new album is set to be released on October 21, 2022. It is their first album in four years since the 2018 album “CTranquility Base Hotel & Casino”.
The band recorded the album at Butley Priory in Suffolk, La Frette in Paris, and RAK Studios in London.
Matt Helders said, “It was all done in little bits. And it's just the way it had to be done. And we've always sort of like written in different places. And then usually we get together in one place to write it but some stuff needs finishing up and sometimes that's got to be like wherever we are. But there's a studio in front of us for the last record that we just like go into but Suffolk was like the main chunk of it off.”
He continued, “We've done albums way like you're in the city doing it in this Paris. Like it's kind of like 20 minutes away from Paris, so you're not in the thick of it. And a Suffolk thing we like didn't even leave it was like sleeping, waking up recording, but I could have been anywhere but that one but when we've done albums in like London, and I've been in the city and I think that definitely does have an impact. There's too much temptation to like, not the next day.”
Photo by Zackery Michael
Background photo by Aaron Parsons
- source : BBC Radio 1