When the press release on Kings of Leon’s seventh album came out yesterday, I had to read it three times to make sure I had it right. They’ve decided to call it Walls. Do you see the issue?
Youth & Young Manhood. Aha Shake Heartbreak. Because of the Times. Only by the Night. Come Around Sundown. Mechanical Bull. They all have one thing in common.
From the very beginning, every single KoL album has, by design, had an album title that was five syllables long. I spoke to the Followills about this and they confirmed it. “Yes, we’ve done that on purpose.”
But Walls marks a major shift in the KoL universe. No explanation has been given–yet. But at least Walls has five letters, right?
UPDATE: Matter has been solved. See the comments below. Never mind. As you were.