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Next week Arctic Monkeys will be releasing their first new album in five years and this week, they finally gave fans a preview of what to expect.
Arctic Monkeys debuted the titled track from Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino during the second show of their expansive world tour at San Diego’s Observatory North Park. Check out the new song below.
The new tune is a much slower offering from the Sheffield icons, defined by slinking guitar lines and frontman Alex Turner’s unmistakeable humming voice. But this isn’t the first new song we’ve heard off of the band’s forthcoming sixth studio album.
Even though the English indie rock quartet aren’t officially releasing any singles for Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, they debuted four of the 11 tracks during their first concert stop of 2018, which also marked the band’s first live performance since 2014. The new songs included “Four Out Of Five,” “One Point Perspective,” “American Sports,” and “She Looks Like Fun.” During the performance, the band was joined by Tame Impala’s Cam Avery, who worked on the new album.
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino follows 2013’s platinum-certified AM which debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. album charts and included hits like “R U Mine”, “Do I Wanna Know?”, and “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” Turner previously told Rolling Stone that he wants Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino to sound nothing like AM, having ditched its heavy garage grooves for loose piano keys, creating a jazzy-lounge feel of a record. The full record drops May 11.