New Arctic Monkeys Album Interests Fans

After four years, the Arctic Monkeys, a popular band since 2002, released their seventh studio album, “The Car,” which was released on Oct. 21, 2022. Over the past year, Arctic Monkey songs such as “I Wanna Be Yours” and “505” became popular with young high school students, and helped the band be reintroduced in the music industry again. The newly released songs have a different feel to them, compared to their songs that reintroduced the band to younger listeners, with this input some may have expected the Arctic Monkeys to introduce songs with the same feel, hoping to add interest from a younger audience, instead the band gave the album a slower vibe.

In the early 2000s, the band excelled and was popular for older listeners, mainly because of the way they presented their music, and simply just the general genre of the music itself. Fans hope for their normal style of music, but the band has to consider whether or not this normal style will engross young listeners? Popular music genres and styles have changed drastically throughout the years, young or new fans will not be interested in the newly released album. On the other hand, several original fans and viewers will be pleased and content with the new release of the album.

While listening to the album, the audience is exposed to a lack of variety in music genre. The songs almost feel blended into one because of the similarity in the pace and tone of the background music. Numerous lyrics struggle to get the point of the song out and makes it difficult for listeners to understand the original idea of the song. In particular, the lyrics “If that’s what it takes to say goodnight, then that’s what it takes” in the song “Perfect Sense” does not build up a point or hint to fans on what the band is trying to express. On the other hand, it may take a sensitive ear to comprehend the true building points of the song.

Some lyrics sound lazy and not thought out, but there can be a flip side to people’s opinions viewing the lyrics, such as seeing it as a masterpiece or creative. In hindsight, it all depends on what listeners are looking for in lyrics, tone and vocals. There are many different components to an album and there will be many different opinions and thoughts on the new album.

Considering how well the Arctic Monkeys have succeeded in the past with their albums “AM” and “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” it was hoped that “The Car” will succeed in all the same ways, and will continue the bands success in the music industry.