WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE FROM ARCTIC MONKEYS – BODY PAINT
Arctic Monkeys are back once again with a song off their upcoming album – The Car. Boasting a similar sound to Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino.
Body Paint contains elements of the last two albums, AM and TBHC, with some hints of the stuff Alex Turner has done with The Last Shadow Puppets. Instrumentation heavily relying on a string backing with hard guitars, pulling in the Shadow puppets sound.
The vocals on this track does more to show the progression of Turner’s voice over the years. Successfully pushing falsettos and the classic swaggered voice that is instantly recognisable. It’s been up for debate whether it is a good direction for the band but I think this track does so much better to display that AM are still creating fantastic songs.
On the whole, the new song does well to show off what makes AM timeless. Moving into strange, new genres with ease and dropping hits like this. I would be surprised if there is a better song than this on the upcoming album but these guys are known for packing albums with bangers.