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Kings Of Leon Are Back With New Single ‘Waste A Moment’

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Continuing their streak of releasing a new album every three years, Kings of Leon have dropped the first single from their upcoming LP WALLS, due out in October.

“Waste A Moment” also continues the Tennessee rockers’ longer streak of stadium-ready rock that blends echoey, U2-reminiscent chords with subtle nods to their grungier early days. Following their tried-and-tested formula of hurried guitar and Caleb Followill’s skilled croon building into band-wide harmonies, “Waste A Moment” isn’t by any means a departure, but it’s easy on the ears.  The lyrical suggestions are something we can get on board with, too—with Caleb urging we, “Take the time to waste a moment / Never ask to be forgiven” on the upbeat chorus.

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Kings of Leon, made up of the brothers Followill (Caleb, Jared and Nathan) and their cousin (Matthew), are working with Arcade Fire and Florence + The Machine producer Markus Dravs on the new release. So although the first single plays it slightly safe, we’re hopeful we’ll hear some innovative production and boundary-pushing on the full final product.

In an interview with EW last month, frontman Caleb seemed confident that WALLS dabbles in new territory.

“We’re trying to change people’s perception of [us],” he said. “We have more depth on this album and more situations where we dipped our toe in before but never committed. Now we’re wanting to dive in. I know this is a pop-driven world and what we do isn’t necessarily at the top of the heap of music that people are listening to, but I feel like once people discover this album, it’s going to change them.”

You can pick up KOL’s seventh album WALLS on October 14, via RCA.