Kings Of Leon have revealed details of their highly anticipated seventh album, When You See Yourself, as well as sharing two new tracks, ‘The Bandit’ and ‘100,000 People’.
The record is the Followill brothers’ first effort since 2016’s Walls and released on March 5th through RCA. This five-year gap is the longest time the group has had in their career to create a record and are now pining to get back on the road, with a fistful of new songs to play worldwide. The Nashville band have been hinting over the last couple of weeks incessantly on social media about new material. They now have finally put their fans out of their misery with ‘The Bandit’ and ‘10,000 People’.
Talking about how the pandemic has effected the release process, frontman Caleb Followill told The Sun: “It was stressful at first. But we are all in the same place and we want fans to hear it, so I’m excited it’s coming out.”
“We got to make sure we were happy with everything and go back to critique little things we wanted to hear in there,” he added before suggesting that the band’s eighth studio album is the most personal to date, “I try to write and convince myself that I’m writing about something else but a vein of my personal life flows through these songs.”
His brother Nathan also stated to the publication: “The decision to put it out now was our answer to the fact we aren’t able to tour right now. Hopefully by summer we can make the shows we are booked to play. People can’t see live shows right now, so the next best thing is new music for them to listen to. Putting it out was our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our fans for their patience.”
Listen to the pair of new tracks, below.