FOLLOWING the announcement of their upcoming album ‘The Car’, Arctic Monkeys shared their first new single in four years this week in ‘There’d Better Be A Mirrorball’.

Rarely have we heard the band so earnest, Alex Turning sounding wistful as he sings of yesterday and past romance. There’s a touch of Last Shadow Puppets while the strings and harpsichord gesture towards their 2018 album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino’, but this song feels more grounded – giving us a gorgeous, unabashedly romantic taste of the new album.

Piano stabs and sweeping strings heighten the drama of the piece as he sings enigmatically, “So can we please be absolute sure/That there’s a mirrorball for me/Oh, there’d better be a mirrorball for me.”

‘The Car’ is out on 21st October.

Check it out below.