Kings Of Leon Ready To Ride Their Mechanical Bull
August 9, 2013


Kings Of Leon
Following a tumultuous 2011 and a year off, Kings Of Leon are returning to the spotlight with their upcoming album Mechanical Bull, due out September 24 on RCA. Guitarist Matthew Followill tells Reuters that the new record "ended up being a lot more young and fun-sounding than the other albums. We're not so serious this time," He added, "We're still the same people, we just have kids and it was really awesome. It made us almost have more fun in life and not take things so seriously, we just had a little more fun with things."

Discussing the new material on Mechanical Bull, Followill told Reuters that "We have one song ('Don't Matter') that's the hardest rocking song that we've ever done, and it's the fastest, so that's new for us. We also have some steel guitar on this album and we have some strings at the end of one song, a quartet," he said.

As for the Kings' hiatus in 2012, "It just put everything in perspective, and we actually wanted to get back out there and we were really excited to make a new album, and I think it shows that we were really excited to be in the studio and with each other, playing music," the guitarist said.

Kings Of Leon's American Express "Unstaged" webcast will stream today from London online. The live stream will be directed by Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live, Portlandia) and can be seen at amexunstaged.com at 4 pm ET/1 pm PT.

Earlier this week, the Kings debuted the Mechanical Bull artwork online, as well as the video for their new single "Supersoaker," which can be seen here.




 
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