Arctic Monkeys Share Cinematic Video for New Song “Body Paint”

Sep 29, 2022

By Mark Redfern


Arctic Monkeys are releasing a new album, The Car, on October 21 via Domino. Now they have shared its second single, “Body Paint,” via a cinematic video for the new song. Brook Linder directed the video. Watch it below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates. The band will be performing “Body Paint” tonight on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Previously the British band shared The Car’s first single, the string-backed ballad (and album opener) “There’d Better Be a Mirrorball,” via a video for the song directed by frontman Alex Turner. “There’d Better Be a Mirrorball” was #1 on our Songs of the Week list.

The Car is the follow-up to 2018’s Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. It’s the band’s seventh album and all the songs were written by frontman Alex Turner. James Ford produced the new album, which was recorded at Butley Priory, Suffolk, RAK Studios, London, and La Frette, Paris.

A previous press release described the album like so: “The Car finds Arctic Monkeys running wild in a new and sumptuous musical landscape and contains some of the richest and most rewarding vocal performances of Alex Turner’s career.”

The deluxe LP version of the album, only available from the band’s website, will be available on “limited gray vinyl with a tip on sleeve and mounted gloss cover image.” The album will also be released on standard LP, CD, cassette, and digitally.

Arctic Monkeys’ complete lineup is Jamie Cook, Matt Helders, Nick O’Malley, and Alex Turner.

Read our 2013 print magazine interview with Arctic Monkeys on AM.

Read our 2013 digital magazine Q&A interview with Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner on AM.

Arctic Monkeys Tour Dates:

2022:

November 4 – Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
November 5 – Primavera Sound, São Paulo, Brazil
November 8 – Pedreira Paulo Leminsk, Curitiba, Brazil
November 10 – Kilk Fest, Asunción, Paraguay
November 12 – Primavera Sound, Santiago de Chile, Chile
November 13 – Primavera Sound, Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 15 – Arena 1, Lima, Peru
November 17 – Coliseo Live, Bogota, Colombia
November 19 – Corona Capital Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
December 29 – Lost Paradise, Sydney, Australia
December 31 – Falls Festival VIC, Murron (Victoria), Australia

2023:

January 2, 2023 – Falls Festival NSW, Yelgun, Australia
January 4, 2023 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia
January 5, 2023 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia
January 6, 2023 – Heaps Good Festival, Adelaide, Australia
January 8, 2023 – Falls Festival WA, Perth, Australia
January 11, 2023 – Riverstage, Brisbane, Australia
January 14, 2023 – The Domain, Sydney, Australia
May 29, 2023 – Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
May 31, 2023 – Building Society Arena, Coventry
June 2, 2023 – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
June 3, 2023 – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
June 5, 2023 – Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
June 7, 2023 – Carrow Road Stadium, Norwich
June 9, 2023 – Hillsborough Park, Sheffield
June 10, 2023 – Hillsborough Park, Sheffield
June 12, 2023 – Swansea.com Stadium, Swansea
June 14, 2023 – The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
June 16, 2023 – Emirates Stadium, London
June 17, 2023 – Emirates Stadium, London
June 20, 2023 – Malahide Castle, Dublin
June 25, 2023 – Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

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