Kings Of Leon set album release date

The Followill boys confirm new album title

Kings Of Leon have annouced plans to release their new album ‘Because Of The Times’ on April 2.

Produced by Ethan Johns and Angelo, the follow up to 2005’s ‘Aha Shake Heartbreak’ was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville and Sunset Sound in Los Angeles.

Speaking to NME.COM, singer Caleb Followill said: “These songs are so much bigger, this band is so much better. There was a growth that people thought they heard on ‘Aha Shake Heartbreak’ from ‘Youth And Young Manhood’ (2003 debut), but there’s no comparison this time out. I think it’s pretty evident when people hear it.”

The album will be preceded by new single ‘On Call’ on March 26.

Before that the four-piece will play a sold-out Shockwaves NME Awards show on February 26.

For more on Kings Of Leon‘s new album get this week’s NME, on UK newsstands now.