VMvsic: Arctic Monkeys – Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?

 
 

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Arctic Monkeys’ fifth studio album, AM, is due out September 9 on Domino Records, and it’s shaping up to be a pretty exciting release from the British rock band. AM’s third single “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” is a departure from the blues-rock heard on “R U Mine?” and “Do I Wanna Know?,” finding the Arctics drawing influence from old school hip-hop on this track and strangely, it works. As its title suggests, this song is an anthem for anyone who has made bad decisions at 3 am while under the influence. The video follows front man Alex Turner on a night out with his band mates, from doing shots at the bar to receiving the inevitable booty call text messages. But there’s a twist – Turner stumbles through London’s streets trying to reach his late night hookup only for us to learn that he’s been the one sending these texts to an uninterested girl.

Kayley Kravitz

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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]rctic Monkeys are an English indie rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, lead/rhythm guitar), Jamie Cook (rhythm/lead guitar), Nick O’Malley (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Matt Helders (drums, backing vocals). Former member Andy Nicholson (bass guitar, backing vocals) left the band in 2006 shortly after their debut album was released.