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Kings of Leon Create 'Darker' Album

Kings of Leon Create 'Darker' Album

Kings of Leon is putting the finishing touches on their fifth album.

Drummer Nathan Followill (left) tells Billboard that KoL and producers Jacquire King and Angelo Petraglia “did a majority of (the album) in New York City and decided to come home to do the last couple of weeks just to fool around and do it at home [in Nashville].”

KoL last released their 2008 platinum and Grammy Award-winning album, Only By the Night. “Honestly, with the success of the last record…a lot of people thought we would put a lot of pressure on ourselves and go in there and try to recreate what we thought was successful on the last record,” Nathan noted. “It’s the first time we’ve ever recorded in New York City, (so) we thought we’d come out with a little darker record ’cause we’d done all our (other) records in either Nashville or L.A., where it’s a little more chilled out, not as much hustle and bustle.”

He added, “And I’ll be damned if we didn’t go in there and make a fun record. It’s got songs that are beachy. It’s got songs that are a little more of our (2003 debut album) Youth and Young Manhood days — pretty much all across the board. We’re super excited. Everything, we feel, fits perfectly for this project. It’ll be interesting to see how well-received it is.”

ARE YOU EXCITED to hear new Kings of Leon music??

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  • may

    Don’t worry fellas, already number one on my list. The fact that y’all decided to go w/ your hearts and not trying to recreate what happened last go around tells me you sincerely care about what you’re doing. And when artists truly care, there best always shines through. Can’t wait! From, a fellow Tennessean.

  • sammi

    Can’t wait to hear the new stuff!! Been a fan for years. Seeing them live in Sept!

  • yo sista

    i don’t get them! the guy sucks at singing and I AM NOT even hating.

  • Carol

    Can’t wait to hear the new stuff !

  • karmakey

    Hell yes!!! Can’t wait for the new one. Hope it drops early!

  • Lauren

    Woooohoooo FINALLY

  • zee

    Do want. Will be buying whatever they put out! Awesome band.

  • Amber

    Not really…..I am more into The Killers!! Too bad they are on a long hiatus :(

  • ale

    wow got songs like in YYM i definetly cant wait plus i kinda wanting to know when we will listen to the horns

  • Krystal

    I’m really looking forward to this album, hopefully it will scare all the Sex on Fire and Use Somebody fans away like Caleb says it will! :D
    YYM is my favorite album, I can’t wait to hear more songs like the ones on there!! (: Love these guys so much! They’ve grown so much and I don’t care what anyone says. Sell outs or not, they make amazing music and I’m going to keep supporting them.
    Can’t wait for the July 24th show in Chicago!! <3.

  • Sassy

    yeah finally love them

  • http://anencedi ane





    yes yes yes,can’t hardly wait…….i want a session on the dark side!they are always great!