Singer/songwriter Alex Turner of GRAMMY-nominated alternative rock group Arctic Monkeys recently participated in an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview and discussed creating the band's 2013 Top 10 album, AM, and writing the riff to the hit "Do I Wanna Know?" among other topics.
"We were definitely jumping for joy before we put [AM] out," said Turner. "Not because we thought we were about to sell a s***load of records, but because it felt like we'd made a genuine progression from where we started out and to what I think is a more interesting musical landscape that we're occupying now."
With the release of AM, Arctic Monkeys made history as the first independent group to score five consecutive UK No. 1 albums. AM peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, marking their highest-charting album in the U.S. to date. The album features 12 tracks, including the hit "Do I Wanna Know?"
Arctic Monkeys are currently in the midst of an international tour, with dates scheduled through November.