Plus Caleb Followill reveals all about 'sexy' single
Kings Of Leon have confirmed the tracklisting of their fourth album to NME.COM.
‘Only By The Night’ is released on September 22, and features the following 11 songs:
‘Sex On Fire’
‘I Want You’
“We took some risks but you have to make a record you’re pleased with, you can’t worry about anybody else,” explained frontman Caleb Followill of the record which sees the band embracing a bigger sound, as showcased on track ‘Crawl’, which the band gave away as a free download with NME.COM last week.
The first single from the album will be ‘Sex On Fire’ – out September 15 (download from September 8) – though the singer admitted the unexpected title came about by accident.
“I just had this melody and I didn’t know what to say, and one day I just sang ‘this sex is on fire’ and I laughed and the other guys are like ‘what are you laughing at?’,” he recalled. “I thought it was terrible, but they were like ‘It’s good, it’s got a hook’. I was like ‘Fuck off!’ but I ended up writing it. There’s an element of sex that’s expected in our songs, so I tried to wrap it all up in one song.”
For an exclusive interview with Caleb Followill on the making of the new album, get this week’s issue of NME, on UK newsstands tomorrow (August 6).