Kings Of Leon thought ‘Sex On Fire’ was ‘terrible’

Caleb Followill reveals his bandmates talked him into new single

Kings Of Leon have admitted they nearly didn’t bother recording ‘Sex On Fire’ because they thought it was “terrible”.

Speaking to NME.COM about the track, which was released this week (September 8), singer Caleb Followill said he initially had serious doubts about whether he’d even bother to finish writing it.

“I just had this melody and I didn’t know what to say. Then one day I just sang “this sex is on fire” and I laughed. I thought it was terrible, but the rest of the band were like, ‘it’s good, it’s got a hook’. I was like ‘fuck off!’ but I ended up writing it,” he said.


He also went to explain the inspiration behind the song’s sex-themed lyrics.

“There’s an element of sex that’s expected in our songs so I tried to wrap it all up in one song. If you read the lyrics you’ll find it’s got some quite visual lyrics in it. It’s a pretty sexy song actually, but I knew after writing ‘Sex On Fire’, I couldn’t write verses about making out, or going to the movie theatre with a girl,” he said.

As previously reported on NME.COM, Kings Of Leon are previewing their forthcoming new album ‘Only By The Night’ with a series of exclusive home movies.

The band are unveiling one of the up-close-and-personal videos each day in the lead-up to the release of their fourth album, which is out on September 22.

Premiering on the Kings Of Leon website, the 23 ‘Webisodes’ promise to take fans into Kings Of Leon‘s private world.