The frontman also says he was "never a singer"

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner says he’s ‘forgotten’ how to write a hit single.

The Sheffield bred star says that despite having five Top Five singles between the years 2005 and 2007 with his band, he no longer knows how to make a smash hit.

Turner said: “I have fucking forgotten how to do that… I don’t know what that is any more, it’s a different landscape these days.”

In the interview with The Sun, he also downplayed his singing, saying: “I was never a singer. I have had to practice at that and writing melodies is something that didn’t come naturally. I was more comfortable writing lyrics.”

He added: “I am still working on it but I think we are getting there with the singing thing.”

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