Single Review – Kings of Leon – Waste A Moment 

What had been abundantly clear with Kings of Leon by the start of this decade, is that they had lost their way. They had reacted badly to their popular success and then became caught up between their success and the hipster demands of them to sound like they’ve always done. They had almost became a different band. Come Around Sundown had been a forgettable album, whilst Mechanical Bull hinted at their old lyrical and musical talents albeit in flashes. With that, their seventh studio album Walls almost signals a blank canvas for them. With their new single ‘Waste A Moment’ they have opted for a pepped up piece of Indie music with rotational rhythms and thin, electronic harmonies with a rumbling bass line beneath crashing percussion. It is certainly nothing new and the rebellious lyrics are certainly well worn too, yet it is delivered with a confidence they’ve been lacking for six or seven years. If this song is anything to go by though, they are in full retreat back into their comfort zone.

Owen Riddle

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