It’s been two long years since Arctic Monkeys’ 2011 LP, Suck It And See, and now the band has come back with a new single “Do I Wanna Know?”. While on a string of U.S. tour dates, the Sheffield band have been playing the new track live with it first surfacing online from a show at California’s Ventura Theater, creating quite the stir, and this morning they’ve released the studio recording and music video for the song.
The fuzzy rock track is the first single off their as of yet untitled fifth studio album due out later this year, as frontman Alex Turner told the BBC. “Do I Wanna Know?” features the band again exploring psychedelic territories as Turner ominously croons “Crawling back to you” over a slow burning guitar riff as the animated video swirls in and out of outlines of women. The Arctic Monkeys have also been playing “Mad Sounds” live, a second new track that plays more like a ballad, hinting that the forthcoming album may be filled with soundscapes other than just fuzzy psychedelic tracks. Watch the bodacious music video for their new single, “Do I Wanna Know?” below.