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"Do I Wanna Know?" & "R U Mine?" - Arctic Monkeys on Jimmy Kimmel Live [YouTube Video]

Zach Ayer

by Zach Ayer

Published October 17, 2013

The Arctic Monkeys played an energetic set on Wednesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, performing the first two tracks off of their brand new album AM, "Do I Wanna Know?" and "R U Mine?"

The songs, both slower blues tracks stripped of the band's speedy punk roots have a darker melodic tone. This is wonderfully featured in the chorus of "Do I Wanna Know?" with guitar, bass, and vocals all playing in the same melody. The back and fourth between the lead vocals and the background falsetto adds a smoothness to the track that sets it apart from the Arctic Monkeys' older style.

"R U Mine?" picks up the pace, with both guitars playing a faster sweeping riff throughout the bluesy song. While the vocals and energy of the song are distinctly Arctic Monkeys, it seems that they have a Black Keys influence seen in the guitar work on the new album. Overall, "Do I Wanna Know?" and "R U Mine?" show a darker side of the group, with a more concise, mature sound.

Check out the songs, and order the new album from the Arctic Monkeys' store.

Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live

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