Arctic Monkeys released a new single early this morning (I believe the video was posted on YouTube last night) and I just had to write a post about it. Hence the double-whammy New Music Monday today… I’m spoiling you, don’t get used to it!
R U Mine? is a perfect example of the Monkeys doing exactly what they do best. It’s all VERY rock ‘n’ roll, of course – even more so than we’ve come to expect from them recently. This is reflected in the video too, which shows them donning sunglasses and cruising along in a car, acting generally “laddish”.
The blogosphere has been going crazy about this new material already; there’s been a lot of talk of Arctic Monkeys going “back to their roots” with this song. I’m going to say (perhaps somewhat controversially) that it isn’t initially as catchy as some of their great anthems like Flourescent Adolescent and When The Sun Goes Down, but it is a damn good song, likely to please any Arctic Monkeys fan.