Personal Eighth Studio Album Finds Familial Quartet Working with British Producer Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Coldplay) for the First Time and Implementing Vintage Equipment for a Modern Yet Timeless Analog Sound!
Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum rockers Kings of Leon follow-up 2016's Walls, the quartet's first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with their eighth studio album When You See Yourself. Recorded at Nashville's famed Blackbird Studios with Grammy Award-winning producer Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Florence + the Machine), the album sees the band entering 2021 with a modern bent on their sound as heard on the warm keyboard washed singles "The Bandit" and "100,000 People."
Frontman Caleb Followill explained to The Sun: "I try to write and convince myself that I'm writing about something else but a vein of my personal life flows through these songs. Sound-wise, Matthew really nerded out and found some cool vintage equipment. He was into organs and synthesizers as I was pulling teeth trying to get him to play more guitar! But when you hear that old equipment, it feels timeless and beautiful. A lot of the instruments on this album, you could've heard on Pink Floyd or Beatles albums. We really dug deep to find the proper equipment."