Kings of Leon were all over BBC Radio 1 today as they continue to support their forthcoming album, Mechanical Bull. The band’s pre-recorded session for Live Lounge aired first, offering the live debut of new song “Beautiful War” as well as a cover of — wait for it — Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own”, which they managed to turn into a pretty remarkable power ballad. I’m seriously shocked how well it worked out.
Later, they played a live session for Zane Lowe, where they showcased several more new songs, including “Family Tree”, “Don’t Matter”, and “Wait For Me”. Watch video of the Robyn cover and listen to audio recordings of the new songs below (via KoL Fan Blog).
“Dancing On My Own” (Robyn Cover):
“Beautiful War” + Interview:
“Wait For Me”: