Single Review – Kings of Leon – Walls

Walls is the seventh studio album from Nashville’s Kings of Leon and it’s coming for October 14th. With this in mind, the now hardened rockers have unveiled the title track to follow up from the premiere single ‘Waste A Moment’. As opposed to their driving lead single, ‘Walls’ is a slow burning, acoustic number with piano chords hanging predictably from each guitar string pluck. On occasion the song is expanded with piercing lead guitars and reverberating sounds that echo into the song’s larger expanses. The intimacy remains however and between the crossroads of the two atmospheres is Caleb’s assured and dominant vocals, easily commanding the track and the lyrics. It is an eloquent and cosy track, yet this can’t be the standard of the album of course. So far, we can say they have another solid effort on their hands, but hopefully they’ll be a higher level of praise for Walls than that come October 14th.

Owen Riddle

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