Kings of Leon Premiere New Single ‘Around the World’

It has a touch of Talking Heads about it.

By Amanda Wicks

Kings of Leon promises their upcoming seventh studio album Walls aka We Are Like Love Songs will be one of their more in-depth albums yet, and their latest single “Around the World” continues building on that promise.

Related: Kings of Leon Debut ‘Walls’ Music Video

The band premiered the track today (September 30). The lively jam blends the band’s previous relaxed indie rock feel with a greater pop sensibility. The intro riff has a touch of Talking Heads about it with its structured yet playful pace, and the roaming bass line paired with a more exploratory guitar riff.

Lead singer Caleb Followill details traveling all around the world only to lose himself and find a girl. Hey, it happens.

“Around the World” marks the second single the band released off Walls, which will be released on October 14.


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