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Kings Of Leon bassist Jared Followill has revealed that the band will begin work on its sixth studio album soon, according to NME.com. Speaking with BBC Radio One, Followill said that the band has already been meeting with producers, adding, "We're starting to get the ball rolling on album six. I don't know what I can say, but we're definitely planning on starting the record some point in the near future."
He added, "Caleb (Followill, frontman) has been writing a lot, and yeah, I think it's going to go really well."
Jared appeared on the BBC mainly to talk about his new side project, Smoke & Jackal, which will release its debut EP this fall. But he mentioned that working on something new has helped his approach to Kings Of Leon, explaining, "The side project got my creative juices flowing again and just doing something completely different, I feel like it can bring more creativity to our band."
The new Kings album will follow up 2010's Come Around Sundown.
The touring cycle for that disc was marked by erratic behavior from Caleb Followill, climaxing at a summer 2011 show in Dallas where the singer left the stage and never returned.
The band canceled the rest of its U.S. tour after that, amidst rumors that Caleb has been sent into rehab.
Caleb and his wife, model Lily Aldridge, became parents in June to a daughter named Dixie Pearl, while Kings drummer Nathan Followill and his spouse, musician Jessie Baylin, are also expecting their first child in December.