Kings Of Leon‘s new album is “much more musically complicated” than previous effort according to bassist Jared Followill.
Followill revealed a few details of the band’s forthcoming sixth studio album, the follow up to Come Around Sundown, in a Q+A with fans on Twitter yesterday (May 27). Asked by one fan if the album will sound more like the “rookie” Kings Of Leon Followill replied: “Not really. There are definitely elements of it. Songs. Not as a whole though. It’s a culmination of all of them.”
Later on the chat with fans Followill was asked which era of the bands history the new record was sounding most like, to which he wrote: “Vibe/feeling could be compared to the first couple. It’s much more musically complicated though, so I’d have to say the last 2.” Elsewhere in the Q+A Followill revealed he is a fan of Game Of Thrones and chatted about his favourite live performances and other bands.
Kings Of Leon recently played new song “It Don’t Matter” for the first time. The track is one of the first fans have heard from the band ahead of their next studio album and featured in the band’s set at the Bottle Rock Music & Arts festival in Napa Valley, California on May 11. Fans commenting on the fan shot footage have compared the harder edged sound of ‘Always The Same’ to Queens Of The Stone Age.
Earlier this year, Kings Of Leon bassist Jared Followill has confirmed the band’s new album will be out in September.
Before the album is released, Kings of Leon will headline this summer’s V festival. Taking place over the weekend of August 17-18 at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, the two-day event will see the band take to the main stage along with Beyoncé – which will be her only European festival appearance this year. They will also play shows in London, Manchester and Birmingham in June and July, staring at London’s O2 Arena on June 12 and 13 before playing Manchester Arena on June 24 and 25. The tour then runs to Birmingham’s LG Arena on July 9-10.