Following the music videos of “There’d Better Be a Mirror Ball” and “Body Paint,” Arctic Monkeys drop another one for “I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am.” The British band keep introducing new tracks from the anticipated album The Car, which will finally meet its audience this Friday, October 21.
Arctic Monkeys previewed The Car with a live performance of “I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am” at the Zurich Openair festival in Switzerland. Directed by Ben Chappell and Zackery Michael, the music video was shot at the band’s show last month at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, hinting at the upcoming North American tour that will kick off in August next year.
The visuals depict frontman Alex Turner singing to the packed crowd, “It’s the intermission/Let’s shake a few hands/Blank expressions invite me to suspect/I ain’t quite where I think I am/Stackable party guests/To fill the awkward silencеs/The disco strobes in the stumbling blocks/Wait, thеre’s the other island now.”
Early reviews of Arctic Monkeys’ seventh studio album The Car have slowly emerged. NME’s Thomas Smith, who gave the LP five stars, said: “The band’s spectacular seventh album summarises their story so far: sharp songwriting, relentless innovation and unbreakable teamwork. Arctic Monkeys stand alone like the abandoned saloon on the rooftop: the last – and greatest – band of their generation still operating at their highest level.”
Watch the Official Video for “I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am” here: