Kings Of Leon Announce New Album, Share Two New Songs

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.

Artwork:

Kings of Leon When You See Yourself

Tracklisting:

When You See Yourself, Are You Far Away
The Bandit
100,000 People
Stormy Weather
A Wave
Golden Restless Age
Time in Disguise
Supermarket
Claire & Eddie
Echoing
Fairytale

 

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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