Arctic Monkeys Discuss “Heavier” Fifth AlbumPosted by Liana Robertshaw
Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner opened up about their followup to Suck It And See, suggesting it would be a much “heavier” album than their previous four releases.
During an interview in ArtRocker, when responding to the statement that “Don’t Sit ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair” was one of their heaviest songs to date, Alex Turner said: “I think we’re going to go in the direction of those heavier tunes.”
He also stated: “We just did this new song, “R U Mine”, and I think that’s where it’s going to be at for us for the new record. We feel the strength of the last record is “Don’t Sit Down”. The other songs like that – “Brick By Brick”- the other side of it is fine, but I’m not sure how much more of that we can do”.
Turner mentioned that he would also like to return to the band’s hometown of Sheffield, to write, rehearse and record the new album. He said that the distance between him and his band mates while he was living in New York was difficult as he had to write songs on an acoustic at his apartment and send to the rest of the band, where they would apply the pieces as needed and this wasn’t the way they worked together in the past.
“Mostly it’s the just the four of us hashing it out in a rehearsal space, but those kind of songs were in the minority on the last record due to circumstance really.”
We hope to see the new album by mid-2013.