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.


Kings of Leon When You See Yourself


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


Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

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

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