With their latest videos, the Arctic Monkeys are leaning in to their growing popularity in Hispanic culture.
An army of Latino mods sprung up out of the moment when Morrissey switched to a more rockabilly look, and now that Monkeys singer Alex Turner has adapted his own rockabilly stage persona, his Latin heartthrob/machismo idolation status is through the roof. And it’s very interesting to see the band acknowledge it with a music video.
In the video for “Snap Out of It,” a woman, played by Mexican telenovela (and recently film) star Stephanie Sigman, is having a hard time getting over Turner. She sits in her beautiful, palatial home, watching footage from the studio. It seems like it will be one those “the band didn’t have time so we worked in some b-roll” videos — that is, until around two minutes into the action.