The British Arctic Monkeys, with a concert scheduled for the second day of NOS Alive, have just released the video for “Sculptures of Anything Goes”.
The video, shot predominantly during the band’s recent Australian and South American tours, was directed by Ben Chappell with editing by Matt Cronin and begins with Alex Turner and the band rehearsing backstage before a concert, with transitions to footage of the band live and in between shots of promotional material for the The Car.
Before the release of the album and ‘Sculptures Of Anything Goes’, Alex Turner revealed in an interview that the song was reminiscent of AM (2013) the album that catapulted the Arctic Monkeys to the next level. “That [música] reminds me a bit of the desert side of the ‘AM’ album from 2013. It seems that there is still a glimmer of that dust [na canção]”, he explained.
Turner went on to say that ‘Sculptures…’ came about after guitarist Jamie Cook who “took a Moog synthesizer, put some electronic drums on it and made that sound.”
This is the fourth music video from the Sheffield-based group’s latest album. Critically acclaimed, The Car is an album that complements the artistic progression of the band and the discovery of new sounds, with singles such as “Body Paint”, “I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am” and “There’d Better Be a Mirrorball”, having been nominated for the GRAMMY® of Best Alternative Music Performance. It received 5 stars by NME, which categorized the album as “almost overwhelming in terms of ambition and purpose, but provides ample reason to revisit it continually,” adding, “Arctic Monkeys stand alone as an abandoned saloon in a rooftop: the last – and biggest – band of their generation active and at their highest level.” Published October 21 last year, The Car debuted at number two in 10 countries, including the UK.
The Arctic Monkeys will perform on July 7 at the 15th edition of NOS Alive’23. Tickets are available here.