What do you get when you mix up a comeback, expectation, a little bit of 80’s alternative rock and echoes from the song Knocked Up? Kings Of Leon’s second revelation from their upcoming album ‘Mechanical Bull’; the track Wait For Me.
Coming along as an extra surprise a couple of days ago with their new video for Supersoaker, Wait For Me is the other side of the coin: instead of an upbeat tongue-in-cheek theme for the good times, the emotionalism of old songs like Milk and albums like ‘Because Of The Times’ makes a long awaited come back with a more modern approach. Howling for love, front man Caleb Followill’s voice sounds like an old friend a lot of the band’s fans missed all along, as the track shines for its simplicity after a few replays.
Both tracks from ‘Mechanical Bull’ foreshadow what might be an album between 2004’s Aha Shake Heartbreak and 2007’s Because Of The Times: a not quite polished and neither not quite raw sound, both fun and serious at the same time, a perfect bridge between the early days of Kings Of Leon and a maturity born out of a decade on the road.
I can’t wait that bridge to be put up.
Written by Jorge A. López Mendicuti
OurVinyl | Senior Writer
Kings of Leon’s “Wait for Me”