Kings Of Leon have made a New Year’s resolution for the band in a year-end interview for 2015: finish the follow-up to 2013 album ‘Mechanical Bull’.
Drummer Nathan Followill – who says his own New Year’s resolution is simply to lose some weight – told Associated Press of the band’s plans in a December 30 interview, ahead of playing a hometown Nashville show to see in the New Year.
He said “We’ve already started pre-production in our studio for the next record, but the main thing on the calendar for 2016 is getting the record finished. And then the whole press machine kicks up and doing press for the record.”
His brother, vocalist Caleb Followill, added “We enjoy this part of the process. Obviously there’s a lot of work that goes into it and it can get stressful at times, but we’re all in a good place and we’re having fun with it and we’re all excited to do something new.”
The album is likely to be recorded in LA, with Caleb saying the band are looking for inspiration: “We might just try to get a little change of scenery. Our first two albums we recorded in L.A., so we’re going to try to go back and see if it inspires us,” he said. “If it doesn’t, we always have a studio at home, so we can always come back.”
Caleb’s New Year’s resolution is “to enjoy what we’re doing a bit more,” and “to try and be a better me.”
Reports in June suggested the recording was already taking place in a 174-year-old house in Nashville.
Caleb said of the house at the time “It’s a really rad place and I think we can do something cool with it. And you know if we go in there and it sounds like shit, we can just go across the street to our [Nashville] studio.”
Reports in June suggested the album might be released towards the end of 2015, though Caleb did describe a “five-year plan” for the record. It will be Kings of Leon’s seventh album.