Arctic Monkeys Release New Single

Arctic Monkey’s last two albums – 2009’s dirgy and hard-to-love “Humbug” and 2011’s slightly better “Suck It And See” – were announced with slow, swampy lead singles the band dumped on iTunes the day after they were premiered on the radio. To herald their forthcoming, as-yet-untitled fifth album, they’ve taken this rejection of the normal single-release strategy one step further by simply plonking a brand new song online with little fanfare and allowing fans to purchase it from iTunes immediately. The song in question is “Do I Wanna Know?“, which once again veers away from the frenetic urgency of their early singles in favor of a more creeping, groove-lead crawl.

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