The singer revealed a freshly buzzed head, saying goodbye to his signature slicked back locks.
Naturally, fans have been speculating about the drastic new look in great detail — from Tranquility Base prison theories to concern for his general well-being to relief that at least the goatee is gone.
It's pretty insane, considering the dude is about to embark on a North American tour in the middle of summer and he probably just wants to keep cool.
Nevertheless, see some of the most hilarious and melodramatic reactions to the buzz cut below. Oh, and watch the band perform "The Ultracheese."
Alex Turner (July, 2018) pic.twitter.com/8hFsiBqaUD— Turner (@TuViejaTurner) July 24, 2018
alex turner's mood. pic.twitter.com/w3oziF22Fc— malu (@stancsban) July 23, 2018
"oh you want me to shave is that it????? want me to FUCKING SHAVE!?!?!?! ALRIGHT THEN I'LL SHAVE!!!! I'LL MOTHERFUCKING SHAVE!!!!!! THE BIGGEST FUCKING SHAVE YOU'VE EVER SEEN IN YOUR ENTIRE GODDAMN LIFE!!!!!"— amber (@originofspace) July 24, 2018
- alex turner, probably
The Ultrabald— Charlie Brock (@Charliebrockk) July 24, 2018
His vocals and talent snatched his own wig 😏🙃 pic.twitter.com/A9eMBlV0QN— ッ (@M__Loves__H) July 24, 2018
press f to pay respects for that beautiful hair pic.twitter.com/UoMCCp2AsP— ☾ ashley (@rk_9OO) July 24, 2018
ALEX TURNER BEFORE PERFORMING AT YOUR SHOW. pic.twitter.com/OdYGySG0BN— ROZATTO (@Esli_Rozatto) July 24, 2018
I am both aroused and confused pic.twitter.com/sLlIRsKwo3— Frida 🕉🌸🐍 (@moonpiefrida) July 24, 2018
hey, where can i buy his hair?— broke n girl (@giraminhahelice) July 24, 2018
is alex turner slowly morphing into miles kane— em (@aquariasversace) July 24, 2018
To the hair : So long my friend pic.twitter.com/VeUqU9uHnK— Mickael Deveaux (@M_2VO) July 24, 2018