According to vocalist and guitarist Alex Turner, the songs on Arctic Monkeys’ most recent album, The Car, are ready to “hang out in a stadium.”
Turner discussed the fact that his band will go on a full stadium tour of the UK for the first time ever next summer in this week’s Big Read cover interview with NME, stating the moment didn’t feel right before.
Before this album, it wouldn’t have made sense for us to perform in stadiums, and according to Turner, we weren’t mentally prepared for it.
Advertisement I don’t want to jump the gun and suggest that some of our songs “belong” in a stadium, but they might certainly fit in one, he continued.
Huge homecoming performances by the Monkeys at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield are among their stadium performances in the UK.
The band’s seventh album, which NME praised in a five-star review as a “swashbuckling, strings-fueled epic,” will translate well live, according to Turner.
He continued by comparing the splendor of “The Car” songs to “A Certain Romance,” a song from their 2006 first album “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.”
“I remember talking with the producer about the final guitar solo as we were recording ‘A Certain Romance,'” Turner recalled. “At the conclusion of that song, something happens when we break several laws at once. We concentrated on the “emotional” effect of the instrumentals over the words, and I feel like we’ve been attempting to accomplish that ever since.
Turner talked about the band’s 2007 song, “505,” gaining “a new life” among younger fans elsewhere in the interview.
The band’s second album, “Favourite Worst Nightmare,” contains the song, which recently experienced viral success on TikTok. At the time of writing, it is the third-most streamed Monkeys song on Spotify (after “I Wanna Be Yours” and “Do I Wanna Know?” from 2013’s “AM”).