Kings of Leon are continuing to unite rock and pop with their newest album WALLS.
The Nashville family band have dropped two singles, including “Around The World” and “Waste A Moment,” off their recently released seventh studio album WALLS—and are heading towards earning their first number one album.
The new album received some very public love from Taylor Swift earlier this month, who Instagrammed her favourite track “Over” to her 92.3 million followers.
Now, Kings of Leon have made another pop connection, this time covering Swift’s bestie Selena Gomez as part of the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.
Appearing on the show this week, KOL performed their lead single “Waste A Moment” and covered Gomez’s single “Hands To Myself” from her 2015 album Revival, in what is now one of our favourite covers.
Kings of Leon slow down the beat and pick up the sensuality with their solid rendition—which has the potential to make some Top 10 lists for best covers of 2016.
This isn’t the first time the band has put their spin on a huge pop track. In 2013, they covered Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own”—honing in on the song’s desperate longing and re-imagining the high energy electronic track as a bluesy, folk track.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Kings of Leon are a natural fit for Gomez’s sexually-charged “Hands To Myself.” Let’s not forget, they did have their big break in 2008 with this PG-13 ditty.