Alex Turner | Submarine Soundtrack |
Alex Turner, lead singer of the Arctic Monkeys, the poet of our generation in my opinion and the sex symbol of many teenage girls. The man has many worthwhile songs during his time in the Arctic Monkeys but his solo work is something to be in awe of. It has gentle ballads and an acoustic sound that could leave you feeling sentimental.
Submarine is a movie about an ambitious pubescent boy going through the awkward stages of his teenage years. There’s the typical boy meets girl story here. But there are some heartwarming scenes from their struggles while making you chuckle at their comedic moments as well. Alex Turner’s voice, lyrics and melodies fit so well with the movie- like a snugly sweater really.
A favorite track of not only mine, but many others and the man himself, Piledriver Waltz. The track is able to tell a story that you don’t quite get but want to find out more anyway, “you look like you’ve been for breakfast at the Heartbreak Hotel, and sat in the back booth by the pamphlets and the literature on how to lose.”
‘Hiding Tonight’ is another highlight reminding you of the feeling of ease that there’s no reason to worry about tomorrow. The track allows you to connect with the lyrics that know you’d rather do it another day, “I’m quite alright hiding tonight.”
‘Stuck on the Puzzle’ sounds like a flustered young man who’s trying, to no avail, to avoid an immature girl. ‘Glass in the Park’ is a honeyed ballad about two lovers just having a delightful time with each others’ company.
Alex Turner’s entire soundtrack is absolutely stunning to listen to and it shows the sophistication of his writing and what he’s matured to be today.