She's Thunderstorms

Album: Suck It And See (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • The opening track to British alternative rock band Arctic Monkeys' fourth album Suck It and See was penned by frontman Alex Turner in the New York apartment he shared at the time with his girlfriend. He recalled to Q magazine: "There was actually a storm going on and I was sitting in the flat in New York fooling around on me Red martin guitar. It seemed quite a good description of a girl, she's not even a thunderstorm, she's more than one! Plural."
  • Alex Turner told NME about this portrait of an unnamed muse: "I remember writing this one when there was a storm going on. They get like mad storms over there [in New York], like, apocalyptic. I'm always trying to think of different interesting ways to like describe somebody but compliment them too. So in that one, I like the idea that she's not even a thunderstorm, she's more than one. I quite like the fact she's plural. 'Thunderstorms' meaning just, y'know, awesome!"

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