Kings of Leon Are Beginning Work on Their Next Album in a 174 Year-Old House
Before Kings of Leon got to work on their 2013 album, Mechanical Bull, they bought an old paint factory in Nashville and converted it into a studio. Now that they're prepping to record their upcoming seventh album in a brand new, unconventional location but they won't have to go all that far.
Frontman Caleb Followill told Sirius XM Music (via Billboard) they bought a 174-year-old house across the street from their previous makeshift studio and they'll build another studio there. The house, built in 1841, reportedly used to belong to Dolly Parton's engineer. "It's a really rad place and I think we can do something cool with it," he said. "And, you know, if we go in there and it sounds like s--t, we can just go across the street to our studio."
Followill said Kings of Leon should have the new album written by the end of the year, although that doesn't necessarily mean we'll be hearing any of it anytime soon. "Record number seven, most people take like five years to make that or something?" joked Followill. "We're still in our very early stages of our five-year plan for this next record."
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