Kings of Leon drop new song 'Going Nowhere' after 3 years, promote social distancing in black-and-white video
The video comes with a message on YouTube from Kings of Leon that reads: 'Stay safe. Stay home. We will see you as soon as we can'
Kings of Leon revealed their appropriately named song 'Going Nowhere' on March 31 for everyone feeling a bit blue while staying at home due to the lockdown. The accompanying intimate black-and-white music video, filmed live in the band's hometown in Nashville, Tennessee, features frontman Caleb Followill sitting on the arm of a sofa in an empty room with just an acoustic guitar.
The video comes with a message on YouTube from Kings of Leon that reads: "Stay safe. Stay home. We will see you as soon as we can."
In the timely acoustic ballad, Caleb opens with the laid-back blues rhythm: "Sweet ocean liner, come and anchor down. Sea of forgiveness, see what I have found. It's long and lanky, awkward at times. I'm going nowhere if you get the time." The singer begins to gradually belt out the vocals at just the right moments, but one line that hits hard during this coronavirus pandemic is, "I'll never be whole again until I get clean. And it's a long hard road until I can get to you. And I'll be holding on, hoping the sun comes shining through."
Kings of Leon’s seventh and most recent album was 2016’s WALLS. The band has largely been quiet since then.
Kings of Leon are an American rock band consisting of three brothers — Caleb (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nathan (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Jared Followill (bass, keyboards, backing vocals) — and cousin Matthew Followill (lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals). Since their formation in 1999, the band has released numerous critically-acclaimed hits such as 'Notion', 'Sex on Fire', 'Use Somebody', 'Fans' and 'Closer'.
With early music starting out as a mix of blues and Southern rock, the band evolved their music into a more alternative and arena rock sound. Fans have seen many a debate over which of the styles the band is best known for, but either way, Kings of Leon gained a mass following over the years for producing straight-up catchy music. The group has won a list of awards and nominations. They were nominated for eight Grammies, three of which they won. In 2009, they won both 'Record of the Year' and 'Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals' Grammy awards for 'Use Somebody'.
You can check out the video here.