Kings of Leon New Album ‘Walls’ Tracklist, Release Date Revealed
For the past couple of days, Kings of Leon have been teasing to their Twitter followers about their upcoming album Walls. Recently, the members of the band unveiled the tracklist and release for the album, as well as their experience working with producer Markus Dravs, who is widely known for his work with Coldplay, Florence and the Machine and Arcade Fire.
Earlier this week, Kings of Leon posted a couple of short clips on their official Twitter account. Some of these videos features random images and includes a voiceover from vocalist Caleb Followill singing the phrase "The walls come down." The clips also show images of the number 7, which refers to the band's 7th studio album titled Walls.
— Kings Of Leon (@KingsOfLeon) August 22, 2016
Post a photo or video of the number 7 – found, created or representative – with #KOL7 for a chance to be reposted. pic.twitter.com/UcGSajPdC0 — Kings Of Leon (@KingsOfLeon) August 23, 2016
The most recent clip shared by the band lists the title of the songs that will be featured in the album. Based on the video, these include "Waste a Moment," "Reverend," "Around the World," "Find Me," "Over," "Muchacho," "Conversation Piece," "Eyes On You," "Wild" and "Walls."
#KOL7 #WALLS pic.twitter.com/YZnX22Ac64 — Kings Of Leon (@KingsOfLeon) August 25, 2016
In a recent interview with Billboard, bassist Jared Followill noted that Dravs played a huge role in creating the album. Aside from serving as a producer, he also heavily criticized the band if he doesn't like the song that they wrote.
Jared even said that there were times that Dravs forced him and his bandmates to rewrite certain parts of their songs or completely change their style while inside the studio. For Kings of Leon, these Dravs' comments and criticisms helped them create better songs.
"He just said things that nobody had ever said to us," he said. "Like, 'I don't like that song, that's not good, we can move on from that.'"
"He'd be like, 'Okay, now play it like the Sex Pistols,'" he added. "And then you've turned a slow song into a fast one."
Walls is scheduled to come out Oct. 14. It will serve as the follow-up to their 2013 album Mechanical Bull.