BORING! Mediocre Crooner ALEX TURNER And ARCTIC MONKEYS Share New Single ‘BODY PAINT’

1 October 2022

Superstars ARCTIC MONKEYS launch new album THE CAR on 21 October.

I don’t know who Alex Turner wants to become. Nick Cave? Franks Sinatra?
Leonard Cohen?
It’s his choice, of course, but he just sounds like a mediocre
crooner to my ears. He hasn’t a naturally warm, melancholic, one-of-a-kind,
characterful voice like the great crooners have. And the problem gets bigger
when your ballads are as mediocre as your voice.

He already started his solo career with the previous sugary AM album
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (this was not a group effort) and it’s clear
he wants to continue his one-man journey on the new longplayer (not
a group effort either).

New single BODY PAINT is as boring as
the first one There’d Better Be A Mirrorball.

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From Punk Rockers To Crooner Combo – ARCTIC MONKEYS Share First Single Off New Upcoming Album

30 August 2022

Band: ARCTIC MONKEYS
Who: Sheffield heroes fronted
by singer-songwriter Alex Turner
Active: Since 2002 / 7 studio LPs (new one incl.)

New album: THE CAR
Release: 21 October 2022 – pre-order info here

First single: THERE’D BETTER A MIRRORBALL


Artwork new single

The monkeys already premiered a new cut, called I’m Not Quite Where I Think I Am,
a smooth, jazzy vibe, live a couple of weeks ago, but here’s the official first single.

There’d Better Be A Mirrorball sounds exactly like a track from
their could previous longplayer Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.

Yep, Turner returns back to his piano and tries hard again to be a vintage crooner,
but he hasn’t the voice for it, too light and far away from the real crooners like Nick
Cave, Leonard Cohen
and Tom Waits.

The days of exciting Monkeys punk rock commotion are obviously over. If that’s what Turner wants, he should go further up that road. Whatever he does his fans will adore
it anyway.

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