Trippy night out with Arctic Monkeys

Trippy night out with Arctic Monkeys
Britpop band Arctic Monkeys.

Did Arctic Monkeys frontman-guitarist Alex Turner's real-life late-night misadventures inspire the band's latest music video?

Whatever the case, Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High - the latest infectious single by UK's favourite indie rockers-- is a truly trippy sexed-up visual ride.

Directed by Nabil Elderkin, whose previous works include Bruno Mars' Grenade and Kanye West's Coldest Winter, it features 27-year-old Turner, with his coiffed hair and sharp looks, chilling out at a bar and texting a girl named Stephanie at 3.30am.

It's one dude's bold attempt at a hook-up, but the on-screen Turner, drug-addled and intoxicated, is clearly in no state to meet anyone.

As he stumbles from drinking hole to Stephanie's house, his mind is fraught with distorted visions, from a melting clock - surrealist painter Salvador Dali would be proud - to a man leaping over vehicles like a scene out of a superhero flick.

Every corner he turns, strangers are making out. The cook at the kebab shop. The unassuming taxi driver.

Turner eventually arrives at Stephanie's place, but wait - it's the wrong address.

If anything, this video is proof that alcohol and substance addiction can make a hot guy uncool.


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