Day One of My Week with Kings of Leon, and to kick us off its Pyro. It was taken from their 2010 album, Come Around Sundown.
Kings of Leon are an American Rock band, and this is very rock and quite dark. It's strong on guitars and the instrumental intro is gorgeous. When lead singer Caleb kicks in with his gravelly vocals, you can tell immediately that its the K of L. They have a distinctive sound.
Come Around Sundown was their fifth studio album, and Pyro is the second single to be released from it. Radioactive being the first. The album hit the number one spot in the UK chart, and deservedly so.
This is a great song, although I don't profess to be entirely sure what its all about if I'm honest! I do love the line though, "I won't ever be your cornerstone". This is a dark song though, with lines like "Everything I cherish is dying or it's gone". Happy stuff. Kings of Leon are dark and brooding, and though this single was not a big hit in the singles chart, its a great song that should have been huge.
The video is interesting, if a little strange. Its set in what appears to be a grungy dodgy bar. A bar fight breaks out and everyone gets involved. Except for Kings who remain sitting on stools in the back singing the song. The fight gets worse, when suddenly, everyone starts to float. The guy who has been hit heals and floats upwards. Everyone seems happier floating. And that's the video. As I say, a little strange really! Interesting though, and it never ceases to amaze me how Caleb doesn't look like you think he would with a voice like that. Watch the video to see what I mean.
This is a fantastic rock song, from a great band. This is only day one, and I have already been drawn to these beardy guys. Tomorrow I shall post about more on the band themselves, as well as Day Two of My Week with them. Great track. Happy listening :)