Kigns of Leon's personal album
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 August 2016
This article is from 2016.
Kings of Leon's upcoming new album will be full of "personal stories" about a wide range of topics
Kings of Leon's new album will be full of "personal stories".
The 'Sex on Fire' rockers have been hard at work on their upcoming LP, which has the working title 'We Are Like Love Songs' - named after a ballad on the record called 'Walls' - and the songs focus on topics as diverse as frontman Caleb Followill's alcohol addiction and a haunted house stay experienced by his wife Lily Aldridge.
Caleb told Q magazine of the record: "There are a lot of personal stories on this album... We're still hungry and still young at heart."
The 34-year-old rocker explained how his supermodel spouse's brush with the supernatural inspired a love song called 'Find Me'.
He said: "She stayed in this hotel in Los Angeles. This is going to sound weird and a lot of people will roll their eyes, but she felt like it was haunted. When she tells the story, it's the scariest thing. So I took that and turned it into a love story."
And 'Over' is a particularly personal song for the singer, having been written about a period when the group cancelled a tour in 2011 while he was treated for alcohol addiction.
He said: "That song is very personal, and to the people involved who know what that song's about, it's like 'Holy s**t'. But if you look back on stuff that's happened years ago, if it still means something you should write about it."
The album - which is the follow-up to 2013's 'Mechanical Bull' - is expected to be released in October, with 'Waste a Moment' as the first single.