Matt kim dating
“It's weird because we've never written about our relationship in that way or put ourselves out there as a couple before like we have on this record,” reveals Matt.
“We spend every minute living, travelling and working together but, seriously, at the same time, the significance wasn’t there, our relationship didn’t really play into what we do.
Spotify for Artists: Matt and Kim released your debut in 2006. It's not about trying to do things in steps to get other places.
But with latest single and lead track, ‘Hey Now’, featuring personal lyrics, “If I died I’d die right by your side", it represents something of an evolutionary marriage between the pair’s off-stage romance and on-stage creative endeavours.
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Ten years ago, Arctic Monkeys were enjoying instant indie stardom at the top of the UK charts, Tony Blair had just been elected prime minister for a third term – and art schoolers Matt and Kim were just getting acquainted following a "fuck-at-first-sight" encounter in New York.
“So the story goes," remembers Matt, "that [Kim] spotted me strolling across campus, turned to her friend and said: 'I'm going to fuck the brains out of that guy'.
And I duly obliged." Love - as well, of course, as a musical partnership - has bloomed since that first meeting and, five albums later, the long haul has been worth it.