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Kings of Leon go full pop with a cover of Selena Gomez’s “Hands to Myself” — listen

on October 19, 2016, 3:40pm

Photo by Amanda Koellner

Throughout each of their seven albums, including the recently released WALLS, Nashville’s Kings of Leon serve up polished, radio-ready Southern rock. When they guest on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, however, a different side of the group seems to come out — one that really has a soft spot for pop music.

During an appearance in 2013, Kings of Leon offered up a pretty darn good cover of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own”; now, for their most recent Live Lounge session, the Followill brothers rolled out a smoldering take on the Selena Gomez hit “Hands to Myself”. Gomez is well-versed in sultry, late-night temptations (see also “Good For You”), as are Kings of Leon (“Sex on Fire”, “Use Somebody”), so this match-up is surprisingly not all that strange.

Listen in for yourself below.

Kings of Leon will be touring behind WALLS next year, including dates with Deerhunter.


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