After five years, Kings of Leon return this year with their long-awaited follow up to 2016’s Walls. The band has announced that their new album, When You See Yourself, will come out March 5th via RCA.
The band offered a first taste of the upcoming album with two new songs: “The Bandit” and “100,000 People.” The former sounds like a return to form; an upbeat yet mournful track that’s classic Kings Of Leon. The latter is more subdued and sullen with lyrics that seem to reference trying to maintain relationships during quarantine: “Wide awake encased in a dream/ Everything is not as it seems/ All your time is heaven sent/ Days and the nights all start to blend.”
Listen to “The Bandit” and “100,000 People” below.
In anticipation of the album announcement, the band sent out 10 one-of-a-kind shirts to superfans, each representing a different song on the new album. “Only you, and no-one else, will ever have this collective piece,” read an accompanying note, as American Songwriter points out. “Printed inside of it are the full lyrics to a new song you may hear in a couple of days, a couple of weeks, or maybe even a month or so.” An 11th shirt, featuring “The Bandit” lyrics, can be found on Kings of Leon’s merch site.
Pre-order When You See Yourself here. Find the artwork and tracklisting below.
Last March, Kings of Leon shared a live recording of the song “Going Nowhere” and promised new material to come.
When You See Yourself, Are You Far Away
Golden Restless Age
Time in Disguise
Claire & Eddie