Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders has revealed he is working on a solo album.
The drummer took part in the band's recent epic tour, including sold out shows at London's O2 Arena.
Also working with Iggy Pop and Josh Homme recently, it seems as though Matt Helders has also been stockpiling ideas for a potential solo album.
Speaking to podcast The Trap Set, he explained that work is under way, and he feels the time is coming to release it.
Matt Helders commented: “More and more I do, yeah. I feel like I’ve got to do a certain amount before it’s deserved in way. I don’t want to do it too soon and then regret it, like ‘Oh, I shouldn’t have made that kind of record’. You know what I mean? I want to make a lot of music and then like, ‘Oh, that’s the thing I like about this’.”
The drummer added: “I think I’m getting to a point now in which the style has developed and what I want to do is more clear to me than it was before. I don’t want to get caught out for cheating my way somewhere.”
Work has been underway for some time, with Matt Helders currently fixated upon the music - lyrics, he explains, will come later.
“I will do it. It’s like figuring out why as well. Like ‘Why do I even want to do that? Why do I want to make a record? What’s it for? I just like the process of creating it. Maybe it’s more because I’m not writing the lyrics, so it’s fine that I do that. When you’re writing a record and you’re putting yourself out there, a lot of people need a reason to want to hear a ‘message’ or ‘hear my opinion on this’.”
“That’s why I’m not that interested in the lyrics side of it yet. I want to make a lot of music and that sounds cool.”
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