A few months ago, Arctic Monkeys released their first new album in five years, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. Today, the title track has gotten a music video that was directed by Aaron Brown and Ben Chappell.
It finds Alex Turner wandering around a hotel and casino — what looks to be the Peppermill Resort in Las Vegas — rendered in shadowy, conspiratorial hues. Turner sings into telephones and fiddles with a set of televisions that broadcast in the rest of the band. There’s a scene where he drives through a long, dark tunnel which turns out to just be a projection, and another where he shoots some photos of horses in a field. It’s eerie and inscrutable throughout.
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is out now via Domino.