Kings of Leon
will release a brand new single "Supersoaker
" next week on July 17.
It's the first preview of their new album "Mechanical Bull
," which the band have promised will be "more musically complicated"
than their previous pop-driven efforts like 2010's "Come Around Sundown
The band returned to long-time producer Angelo Petraglia
for the new effort, but the results didn't turn out quite as expected - and that proved to be a good thing. "I thought we were going to make a really mature album but I'm amazed how youthful it sounds,"
said bassist Jared Followill
You'll get a chance to hear the new single live when they perform on the chatshow "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
" too. Alternatively, if you prefer to see them live in the flesh, you can catch them touring festivals in Europe and the US between now and October.
In September, Kings of Leon will take part
in the iTunes Festival
. If you're not near enough to apply for free tickets to the show at the Roundhouse in London, you'll be able to stream it in high definition over an Apple TV.
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