‘Around The World’ was first previewed when the band played it live on BBC2’s Later With Jools Holland. The studio version follows exactly a week after the title track from ‘WALLS’ was shared.
The first single was ‘Waste A Moment’, which was released on September 9 and marked the Tennessee band’s first new music since their previous album ‘Mechanical Bull’ in 2013.
‘WALLS’ is out on October 14. Its title is short for ‘We Are Love Like Songs’, keeping up the band’s tradition of having five-syllable titles for all seven of their albums.
The band play the fourth show since ‘WALLS’ was announced when they perform tomorrow (October 1) at Live Out Monterrey festival in Mexico alongside Foals, Chvrches, Twenty One Pilots and Jake Bugg. Other than their performance on Later, they have yet to play any UK shows for the new album.
‘WALLS’ is the band’s first album to be produced by Markus Dravs, best known for his work with Coldplay and Arcade Fire.
Singer Caleb Followill told NME the band are in despair at the US Presidential election, calling it “a fucking trainwreck.” Followill said: “Donald Trump is going to win Tennessee, because Tennessee is a Republican state, so it doesn’t matter what you do or who you vote for. But it’s definitely a very funny situation going on.”