Arctic Monkeys release music video for 'Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino': Watch
The music video for Arctic Monkeys' latest album 'Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino' is a thematic continuation of their video for 'Four Out of Five'
Arctic Monkeys dropped the music video for 'Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino,' the title track off their latest album, on Monday. The clip is directed by Ben Chappell and Aaron Brown, the same team that brought us the video for 'Four Out of Five', and is a thematic continuation of that video as well.
The neon-tinted visuals echo a rustic, retro feel with Alex Tuner yet again playing the concierge as he gives us a tour of his opulent and excessive sci-fi lifestyle at the Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. There's a thinly veiled reference to his alter ego as Turner adopts two roles in the video: the bearded real-life Alex Tuner, and the clean-shaven 'Mark', who seems to be some sort of desk-boy at the Tranquility Base Hotel, which is set in a strange futuristic setting reminiscent of 80's sci-fi films.
Turner lounges about in a penthouse, rides through the desert on a Vespa, and photographs wild horses along the way. The lines between the alter-egos blur at times, perhaps intending to show us Turner reflecting on his freshly-attained 'rock god' status after the thumping success of Arctic Monkeys' 2013 album 'AM'. You can watch the music video below.
'Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino' is the Monkeys' sixth studio album and released earlier this May via Domino Records. Although the album garnered mostly favorable reviews, it marked a complete u-turn in the band's approach, abandoning their hard fitting, fast-paced garage rock sound for a new, more laid-back piano-centered groove.
In Meaww's review of the album, we said that TBH+C "is less fitting as an Arctic Monkeys album and more of a solo Alex Turner record which stumbles to find its footing as the band swerves left." You can read the full review here.
Arctic Monkeys will make an appearance on 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' in support of their new album on July 23 before embarking on a two-week, nine-show North American trek in support of Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, a jaunt that includes stops at Lollapalooza and Montreal’s Osheaga Festival.