Arctic Monkeys just dropped a trippy short film on the making of ‘Tranquility Base’

Arctic Monkeys have just released a trippy short film on the making of their newest album, Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino.

Featuring intimate studio footage, scenes on the set of film clips and live performances, the film lends a new perspective to how the music and concept behind the album came together.

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Arctic Monkeys just released a bizarre short film on the making of their newest album Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, and announced a new single and B-side.

Director Ben Chappell says of the film:

“After spending a year documenting Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino I wanted to try and pull it all together in a short film. I spent a few weeks with the band in France documenting the recording process with my 16mm camera in September 2017. At that point I was still only hearing bits and pieces of the tunes as they were being recorded.

Nearly a year later, I was on stage with them in Lyon France, shooting some of those same tunes. When the film came back from the lab I put the live songs next to my shots of them recording and found it to be quite nice.

With that as a starting point, I then used James Ford’s instrumental mixes of the album and I put an assortment of the images we created for this album overtop, giving a glimpse into the last year and the full progression of Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.”

Watch it below.

Along with the film, Arctic Monkeys have announced a new 7″ vinyl single, out November 30th on Domino. The A-side is the album’s title track and the B-side is an unreleased track called Anyways.

Pre-order it here.