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Kings Of Leon have completed the recording of their sixth studio album and hope to have it out in September, according to a report from NME. Bassist Jared Followill said in a new interview with the U.K. magazine, "I thought we were going to make a really mature album but I'm amazed how youthful it sounds. It's like a mix of (debut album) Youth And Young Manhood and (third album) Because Of The Times."
The new disc has yet to be titled and will follow up 2010's Come Around Sundown, making this the longest gap between Kings albums since Youth And Young Manhood arrived in 2003.
During the break, drummer Nathan Followill and frontman Caleb Followill have both become fathers, with Caleb also getting married, while Jared got engaged and released the debut EP from his Smoke And Jackal side project.
Nathan told us not long ago that the band is more comfortable these days with the scrutiny that comes from being successful: "It just makes you realize that that's another part of, you know, if you want to run with the big boys, you get to a certain level and, you know, you find out there's a little more work involved. I mean, you get to play hard when you play, but you've got to work hard as well and, you know, part of that job is, you know, there are people watching every move you make."
The group will hit the road this summer in Europe, although they will also play in Napa Valley, California on May 11th and at the Governor's Ball Festival in New York City on June 7th. Fans might hear some new material at those gigs.