After disappearing off the face of the music world for some R and R, Kings of Leon are back with the official studio version of their new single, “Supersoaker.”
The band performed the new song live during their performance at the New York Governor’s Ball which got rained out on their assigned performance date, but made it up to fans the following day by not only performing the new song live, but by also announcing that they would be releasing their new album, Mechanical Bull, in September.
The song finds the guys finally being able to find that the nice balance between the group’s Southern rock roots as well as the big, arena rock ambitions that they are trying to achieve. The music video for the song can be seen below.
Mechanical Bull will be the band’s first new album since 2010’s Come Around Sundown. During the Dallas date of the 2011 tour, frontman Caleb Followill left the stage and didn’t return which started the talk of the band’s demise. Bassist, Jared Followill later that night tweeted: “I can’t lie, there are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.” During that time, the members all went off to start families, but are now ready to return to the stage.