Friday 24 August 2012, 12:49 | By CMU Editorial
“Ball rolling” on Kings Of Leon LP, as Jared Followill confirms side project
So, Kings Of Leon are definitely going to release a sixth studio LP. They haven’t even started recording it yet, but that sixth LP ball is definitely rolling. Just ask KOL bassist Jared Followill, who confirmed that fact to Radio 1’s Zane Lowe on Wednesday night. He’d really have rather talked about his new side project Smoke And Jackal – more on that in a sec – but Zane wasn’t having any of it.
Asked if and when Kings Of Leon might begin making a new long player, Followill said: “We’ve been meeting with producers every day so we’re starting to get the ball rolling on album six”, adding: “I don’t know what I can say, but we’re definitely planning on starting the record at some point in the near future”.
Meaningless quote supplied, he was then allowed to discuss Smoke And Jackal – a collaboration with Nick Brown of Nashville rock quartet Mona. He confirmed that the pair have prepared their first EP, ‘EP1’, for release on 15 Oct, and will precede it with a single titled ‘No Tell’ on 27 Aug. And you can listen to the latter here:
But, back to KOL, and the good news is that the new side project is also contributing there. Back onto the nearly-in-development sixth album, he added: “Doing the side project got my creative juices flowing again, and just doing something completely different, I feel like it can bring more creativity to [Kings Of Leon]”.