Kings of Leon Radio 1

Download: Kings of Leon – Dancing On My Own (Robyn Cover)

It says something about Kings of Leon’s previous work rate that releasing an album two years and eleven months after their last takes into account a lengthy (for them) and much needed break. Watching these four scruffy southern boys grow into the sleek, shiny stadium act that they are today has been one of the stranger – and to many, sadder – industry tales of recent years.

That 2010′s Come Around Sundown, their fifth album in seven years, sounded very much like a band going through the motions emphasises the importance of album number six, Mechanical Bull, due out in just under a fortnight.

We’ve already heard the sepia toned first single ‘Supersoaker’, which the group rattled through during today’s BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge session. Also present was this, a slow, horizon-spanning cover of Robyn’s ‘Dancing On My Own’. Unsuprisingly, it’s the reverb-soaked, Cold Desert-y Kings of Leon that we get here.

Download: Kings of Leon – Dancing on My Own (Robyn Cover)

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