The new Arctic Monkeys album is expected to be released in 2022 according to the band’s drummer, Matt Helders. Helders spoke about the long-awaited continuation of “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino 2018” during a recent interview. Asked if the new album was “ready to come out”, Helders confirmed by saying: “Yes, more or less, yes, everything is at work. ”
Helders said the group plans to release the untitled album next year. “Hopefully we can go out and tour next summer,” he added.
Speaking of the album’s sonic direction, Helders remarked, “We tend to always move it on a little bit. For us, because we’re so involved in it, it always makes sense. They always kind of pick up where the other one left off in a way. It makes sense when you think about it in the context of the last record. But we always do try and do something a bit different – it’s kind of hard to describe. You can tell it’s the same band.”
Earlier this year, Helders teamed up with 11-year-old music sensation Nandi Bushwell to perform a few Arctic Monkeys songs. The band also recently put out a live album to support War Child UK.