and Matt Helders
of Arctic Monkeys
took some time to discuss the "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
" single off upcoming records "AM
," admitting the tune is in fact based on personal experiences.
"It's probably the most self-explanatory song ever,"
Turner told NME
. "It could have been on our first album, lyrically, maybe. But hopefully it's improved slightly."
Helders chipped in, saying, "I maybe send a lot of text messages when I'm drunk,"
just to have Alex jump back, "It's not always romancing. Sometimes it's just a bad idea."
Arctic Monkeys are currently streaming the new record ahead of upcoming September 9 release, you can check it out over on iTunes
While discussing new material with NME, the frontman drew a few interesting parallels, saying that the album "sounds like a Dr. Dre beat, but we've given it an Ike Turner bowl-cut and sent it galloping across the desert on a Stratocaster."
"Essentially, that's what it is,"
he said. "But if you can find a way to manipulate the instruments or the sounds to the point where it sounds a bit like a hip-hop beat that'd be boss in your car, then I think there's something quite cool about that."
"AM" also features guest appearances from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age
frontman Josh Homme
, Elvis Costello
's Pete Thomas
and the Coral
's Bill Ryder-Jones. The band's previous effort, "Suck It and See
," saw its release in June 2011, debuting at No. 1 in the UK and No. 14 in the US.