The Car Album Lyrics – Arctic Monkeys
The album, written primarily by the band's frontman, Alex Turner, was created in Los Angeles and Paris, with production taking place in Suffolk, Paris, and London by James Ford, a frequent collaborator with Arctic Monkeys, alongside guest musicians Tom Rowley, Loren Humphrey, and Tyler Parkford. The album's arrangements were done by Bridget Samuels and Turner.
The album's cover art, taken by drummer Matt Helders, features a white car in an empty car park, which inspired the album's title and numerous references to vehicles in the lyrics. Upon its release, "The Car" was met with critical acclaim from reviewers who praised the band's artistic progression, production quality, and Turner's lyrics. However, some fans were divided over the continued deviation from the band's earlier indie rock sound.
Despite its critical acclaim, "The Car" did not reach the top spot on the UK Albums Chart, debuting at number two in ten territories, including the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, it managed to become the third-best-selling vinyl record and the best-selling cassette of 2022 in the UK. "There'd Better Be a Mirrorball," one of the album's singles, was nominated for Best Alternative Music Performance at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards. Furthermore, "The Car" has been nominated for the 2023 Ivor Novello Awards.
The album was promoted by a global tour, multiple television appearances, and three successful singles: "There'd Better Be a Mirrorball," "Body Paint," and "I Ain't Quite Where I Think I Am," all of which reached the top 25 on the UK Singles Chart.
Overall, "The Car" showcases Arctic Monkeys' continued evolution as musicians and highlights their willingness to experiment with new sounds and approaches to songwriting. It is a testament to the band's creativity and their ability to captivate audiences with their music. Below you can find a to z all track details, with lyrics and videos.
The Car Album Tracklist
The Car album cover
Album Cast & Crew
- Release Date
- October 21, 2022
- James Ford
- Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Matt Helders & Tom Rowley