“Waking early in the morning/ Waiting on the light of day/ Whole new kind of feeling is on the way/ I’m not scared of knowing If we’re ever getting out/ We could be here forever without a doubt“, Caleb Followill sings over the raw and energetic sounds of “Echoing”.
This is the first album released by the band since 2016.
Their most “personal” record yet:
Last month Kings of Leon frontman, Caleb Followill said in an interview that this album could be their most “personal” yet, adding that “a vein of my personal life flows through these songs”.
Caleb Followill also praised the contribution of guitarist and cousin Mathews Followill to the songs. Caleb said that Mathew, “really nerded out and found some cool vintage equipment” to use on the band’s new material.
Cousin Caleb also added, “He was into organs and synthesisers as I was pulling teeth trying to get him to play more guitar! But when you hear that old equipment, it feels timeless and beautiful”.
Kings of Leon’s drummer, Nathan Followill (brother of Caleb) said that it was important to produce new music for the fans. Nathan also gave fans hope that they might be able to see the band touring this Summer.
“The decision to put it out now was our answer to the fact we aren’t able to tour right now. Hopefully by summer we can make the shows we are booked to play,” Nathan said.
He also added that a new album is the best way that Kings of Leon could truly thank the fans for their patience in these difficult pandemic times.
“People can’t see live shows right now, so the next best thing is new music for them to listen to. Putting it out was our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our fans for their patience”.