Multi-platinum selling rock band KINGS OF LEON officially announces the release of their hugely anticipated seventh studio album WALLS coming 14 October. The Grammy Award winning group decided to return to their recording roots in Los Angeles and worked with famed producer Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Florence + the Machine).
The album, which comes three years after their Grammy Nominated album Mechanical Bull, has been teased the past several days in a series of cryptic social media posts that have had fans in a frenzy. In a teaser from the band, Caleb Followill shares a glimpse of what’s to come and gives a mysterious foreshadowing of the album with a voiceover saying, “…the walls come down.” Lyrically, the album will touch on band members’ personal stories, which Q Magazine calls “goosebump inducing” and “worth holding your breath for.”
Since their debut in 2003, Kings of Leon (Caleb (guitar/vocals), Nathan (drums), Jared (bass) and Matthew Followill (guitar)) have released six albums (Youth & Young Manhood (2003), Aha Shake Heartbreak (2004), Because of the Times (2007), Only by the Night (2008), Come Around Sundown (2010) and Mechanical Bull (2013), sold over 18 million albums and over 24 million singles worldwide. The multi-platinum selling band has had five singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, all six of their studio albums on Billboard’s Top 200 list and two singles that reached #1 on Modern Rock radio. In addition, they have had seven Grammy Nominations, three Grammy Award wins, three NME Awards, two Brit Awards and one Juno Award. They have toured all over the world, playing at top venues and headlining major festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Glastonbury.