As summer comes to an end, a song matching the change of the season is always needed. Enter “There’d Better Be A Mirrorball,” the new single by English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. This is the first single released by the band in over four years. “There’d Better Be A Mirrorball” offers a jazz-inspired peek into their forthcoming album “The Car,” slated for release on Oct. 21, 2022. The song deals with a breakup, as lead singer Alex Turner pleads with his lover, singing “If you wanna walk me to my car/You oughta know I’ll have a heavy heart/So can we please be absolutely sure that there’s a mirrorball?” The song is a testament to the band’s ever evolving sound. With a softer melody and lyrics that cry out to that special person, it was hard not to be moved by what was being done here. If you’ve been an Arctic Monkeys fan since their debut, it is hard to deny their more mature take on the song. “There’d Better Be A Mirrorball” is an exciting lead single for their forthcoming album. When the band released their album “Tranquility, Base Hotel & Casino” in 2018, it was met with mixed reviews by fans, mainly because of their more toned-down sound. Which brings up the point that artists are allowed to grow and mature along with their sound. If the rest of the album sounds similar to “There’d Better Be A Mirrorball,” then some of the same reactions are to be expected. However, day-one fans are excited for the band’s new sound and direction. Many are anticipating the release of “The Cars” next month and are excited to see where the band ends up next. Without a doubt, Arctic Monkeys are back.
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