The New Arctic Monkeys Album Was Almost An Alex Turner Solo Album

Arctic Monkeys spoke to MOJO about their upcoming album, ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ .

The album was almost a solo album by the group’s singer Alex Turner, and this was revealed  by guitarist Jamie Cook:

“I think at first, because it was quite basic – piano, vocal and no guitar – Al was in two minds about, ‘is this Arctic Monkeys or am I going somewhere else with this’,” said Cook. “And maybe at first I was a bit like that as well. It’s not definitely not a guitar-heavy record, not typically what we’d do. It took a lot more thinking about.”

The new album comes out May 11th.

Enter to win tickets to see them at LOLLAPALOOZA