Alex Turner and Matt Helders reveal one of the latest singles is based on real-life drunk texting experiences.
Posted on Sep 04, 2013 01:43 pm
Alex Turner 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.