by Andrew MacGregor
The promo for Arctic Monkeys' Body Paint is a love letter to Steenbeck editing tables. The equipment features throughout director Brook Linder's film, and reinforces the lux, retro aesthetic introduced in There'd Better Be a Mirrorball. Oblique symbols and title cards only add to the promo's anachronistic glamour.
This fascination with visual cues permeates the song too, as Alex Turner notes, "There's still a trace of body paint/On your legs and on your arms and on your face". Against a lyrical backdrop of magazine cover shoots and sun bed time machines, the band showcase some equally dazzling musicianship.
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