Where’s Our Invite? JAKE NAVA Directs a Retro Biker Party for ARCTIC MONKEYS

March 6th, 2014

Believe director Jake Nava, best known for Beyonce’s iconic “Single Ladies” video, proves he’s just as suited for rock and roll with Arctic Monkeys risqué new clip “Arabella.”

Shot in black and white in vintage Super-8 style, Nava unveils Alex Turner and co. performing to a room of similarly styled greasers. The party is intercut with hazy images of the gang riding vintage motorcycles, boozing and smoking, and getting up to some bedroom antics (hence the parental advisory.) With a sexy, sleazy vibe throughout, the imagery perfectly matches the Monkeys effortlessly cool aesthetic since their rise to rock legend status with their award-winning album AM.