Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner explains why ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ wasn’t a solo album
Alex Turner has been discussing the much debated topic surrounding Arctic Monkeys’ latest album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.
The new record marks Arctic Monkeys’ first new full-length in five years, following 2013’s AM with the new material emerging as “Turner’s lyrics are both his most literal, fascinating and obscure to date” as described by Far Out Magazine’s review.
The album, which was released Friday May 11th and scored 3/5 stars in Far Out Magazine’s review, has become a much debated subject as Turner expands his already vastly impressive lyrical ambitions. Turner made no secret of the fact that the album was almost considered his own solo project and, in a new feature with The Sunday Times, Turner was asked why the rest of the band joined the project.
“I enjoy their company,” Turner replied instantly. “So, for instance, on this project I was really unsure about what I was doing and lost with it completely. Then, when Jamie [guitarist] came out to LA to join me and we worked on stuff together, through his encouragement suddenly I felt completely different.
“[Cook] getting excited about it, like the way I remember him getting excited about some idea in his bedroom in his mum’s house when we were 16… I still get that buzz out of his reaction.”