Arctic Monkeys release comeback single today (July 7) – audio

Band make 'Crying Lightning' available as download

Arctic Monkeys released their comeback single in the early hours of this morning (July 7).

‘Crying Lightning’ is the first track to be taken from the Sheffield quartet’s third album ‘Humbug’, which is not released until August 24.

The song became available as a legal download via services like iTunes at midnight after it received its first radio play on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show and on NME Radio.

Speaking about the song Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner told Lowe: “This was deemed the best signifier of the record. It was a favourite during recording.”

He added: “We’ve enjoyed making it [‘Humbug’] more than the other two put together. It does really feel like we’re getting somewhere.”

The track will be physically released on August 17, though it can also be heard now Zane Lowe’s blog below.