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Kings of Leon Will Release New Album in September

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The sixth full-length effort from the band will have a more “youthful” sound.

Kings of Leon Will Release New Album in September

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Kings of Leon experienced a meteoric rise in mainstream popularity after breakout hits "Use Somebody" and "Sex on Fire" from their fourth album Only By The Night, but after their followup Come Around Sundown, the band went through some turmoil. After laying low for a little while and doing some minor touring, word has surfaced that the band has completed their sixth studio album.

Via NME:

Kings Of Leon bassist Jared Followill has confirmed the band's new album will be out in September.

The record, the four-piece's sixth studio effort, is finished and is currently being sequenced. Speaking in this week's NME Followill said: "I thought we were going to make a really mature album but I'm amazed how youthful it sounds. It's like a mix of 'Youth & Young Manhood' and 'Because Of The Times'."

While I have enjoyed the different evolutions the band has gone through over the course of its career, I really do hope this is an honest assessment and that they have gone back to their roots. In my opinion, KoL's best album was their sophomore release Aha Shake Heartbreak. It was a perfect mix of recklessness and immaturity. They weren't taking themselves too seriously, and as a result made downright fun music. That evolved on their third release, Because of the Times, which was a much more mature and experimental album. They were still able to maintain a tinge of the youthful aesthetic, but for the most part their stuff has gone away from the southern rock that they started out with.

If it's more like Youth & Young Manhood, I wouldn't be terribly disappointed. That album has some real winners, like "Red Morning Light" and "Molly's Chambers," but I could really go for another silly, anthemic anthem like "The Bucket" on this next album.

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Kings of Leon will be headlining Governors Ball this summer and are also busy overseas. They will likely tour to support this new album, so when there are tour dates available we will update.

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