Click above to listen to the new guitar-driven version of the electronic pop song, which was recorded earlier today (September 10) for the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. The band play the iTunes Festival at London’s Roundhouse tomorrow night (September 11) with support from Jimmy Eat World.
Kings Of Leon will release their sixth album, ‘Mechanical Bull’, on September 24. Bassist Jared Followill told NME in March of this year: “I thought we were going to make a really mature album but I’m amazed how youthful it sounds.” Subsequently, Jared has revealed that the album is “more musically complicated” than the band’s previous efforts. In a Q&A with fans on Twitter, he also said the “vibe” of the record could be compared to their first two albums – 2003’s ‘Youth & Young Manhood’ and 2004’s ‘Aha Shake Heartbreak’ – but that the songs sounded like a “culmination” of all their previous work.
Since then, drummer Nathan Followill has said that the LP is influenced by Queens Of The Stone Age. Followill said that one track on the group’s new LP is reminiscent of Josh Homme’s work, while other influences included Sly And The Family Stone and country music.
Read NME’s thoughts on the new album by clicking here.
Frontman Caleb Followill recently revealed that the band had previously considered dropping their hit single ‘Sex On Fire’ from their live shows, due to fans who went to their gigs and then left once they’d played the track.