Arctic Monkeys Release New Single, Video for ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’

Arctic Monkeys’ new video for the single “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” is a pretty great piece of storytelling.

In it, frontman Alex Turner chills at a bar, slugging drinks until he sees double in the bathroom.  While at the bar, he texts someone named Stephanie.  At the end of the night, Turner stumbles his way to what he thinks is Stephanie’s house, which is actually across the street.  Needless to say, the 17 text messages that show up on Stephanie’s phone from “Alex band guy” go unanswered.

Musically, Turner had an interesting take on the track.

“We took a Dr. Dre beat from like 2001, gave it like an Ike Turner Beatles bowl cut and then set it off galloping along on a Stratocaster into a liquid live show,” he told Rolling Stone.

The song will be on Arctic Monkeys’ upcoming album AM, which is due out Sept. 10.

Watch the clip below and visit their official website for more information.


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