Kings of Leon Reveal They're Working on 'Really Fun' New Music

The band is working on follow up to "Mechanical Bull."

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Kings of Leon have revealed that they're "always working on music," and that what they've written so far for their new album has been "really fun stuff."

The band released their sixth album, "Mechanical Bull," which included singles "Supersoaker" and "Temple," last year. Speaking to Billboard (via Gigwise), the band revealed that they're not keen on taking time off between albums.

"We're always working on music," said Caleb Followill. "The other day we had a rehearsal and we ended up going in there and just writing music and we didn't rehearse at all. But that's kind of how we do it - if you put us in a room together with our instruments it's hard for us to dwell on the past and play something we've played a million times.

"We would much rather create, so I think that what we have so far is really fun stuff. But, y'know, it depends on what time of year we make the album; if we make it in the winter time, we'll definitely probably have some sad songs on there, too."

The band also discussed their recent cover of Robyn's "Dancing on My Own" at Lollapalooza festival.

Speakning of the cover, Caleb said: "I've always been fond of that song and Matthew's always been fond of that song, and we were backstage one day and I was actually playing the chords to 'Use Somebody,' or he was playing the chords to 'Use Somebody' and we realized that you barely had to change those chords and you could sing that song over it."

The band also announced today that they've had to cancel two weeks worth of live US dates after drummer Nathan Followill broke his ribs in a bus crash.

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    I have a hard time believing how consistently awful this band is.
    Sad songs in the winter? Stop telling me what to like at certain times of the year! Also, we'll have to see if it's 'really fun' music.
    The Judist
    "Yeaaaahhhhh-hoooo. This sex with two lesbians in a bouncy castle is on fire." That's a KoL song made really fun
    They just cancelled a tour midway for the second time in a row for some stupid reason. Thats 2 strikes they got.
    Stupid reason? Their drummer broke his ribs. He physically cannot play.
    I really do like how fast they work. It's hard to get bored of a band that's always making something new. Also, I saw these guys in Austin last month and holy shit they are fantastic live! Don't think I've ever had more fun at a concert in my life.