Kings of Leon start work on new album

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 July 2015
Nathan Followill and wife Jessie Baylin

KoL drummer Nathan Followill with Jessie Baylin

Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill has revealed the band have started writing songs for their seventh studio album

Kings of Leon have started work on their seventh album.

The rockers have been writing new songs at home for the follow-up to 2013 LP 'Mechanical Bull' and intend to have the tracks finished by the end of this year.

In an interview with SiriusXM radio show Alt Nation, drummer Nathan Followill revealed: "We've been at home writing, trying to get some new stuff going. We kind of had to put it on hold because we have festivals coming up, but we have big enough breaks in between most of them to where I think we're gonna be able to get the album written by the end of the year."

However, frontman Caleb Followill has warned fans not to expect the album to be ready for release by the close of 2015 and has joked it could be the band's difficult record.

He quipped: "Record number seven, most people take, like, what, five years to make that or something?. So we're still in the very early stages of our five-year plan for this next record."

The group have already started contemplating where they're going to lay down the tracks for the LP and at the moment they're trying to decide between their home studio in Nashville, Tennessee, where they made 'Mechanical Bull', or a 174-year-old house located opposite that they recently bought.

Speaking about the old property, Nathan - who is married to singer/songwriter Jessie Baylin - said: "It's a really rad place and I think we can do something cool with it. And you know if we go in there and it sounds like s**t, we can just go across the street."

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