A super-wasted Alex Turner takes one last drink before heading off for a 4 am booty call in Arctic Monkeys’ latest video, ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’ The long stagger from pub to his intended destination is one he’ll never forget, or, probably more aptly, one that won’t be remembered the next morning. The streets are filled with shady characters doing suspicious things, or so he imagines, as a disorienting paranoia seems to grip him. Reality blurs seamlessly with his hallucinations, so it’s impossible to tell what’s real. He might not be in any shape to be out alone, but his libido will lead him safely to the door of his girl, or so he thinks. The video, directed by Nabil, perfectly complements the slinky beat of this sexy song. Watch the video below:
‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’ is the latest single from the band’s forthcoming fifth album, AM, which will be released on September 9th by Domino Records. It has been revealed that the new record is more experimental sounding, with a hip hop influence to many of the tracks. Turner described one new song to the NME as sounding much like Dr Dre. AM will feature several guest musicians including Queens of the Stone Age frontman, Josh Homme and former member of the Coral, Bill Ryder-Jones. Arctic Monkeys have scheduled a nine-date UK tour this autumn. The tour will begin in Newcastle on October 22 and will see their return to their hometown, Sheffield. The Strypes will provide support for all dates.