After a wait of four and a half years the KIngs Of Leon have released their eighth studio album, WHEN YOU SEE YOURSELF. As well as being available from the usual sources it is also released in the form of a non-fungible token.
This is a kind of crypotocurrency that can contain unique assets such as music and art. The release will come in the form of three different types of tokens for three separate packages in a series called “NFT Yourself”. They contain a special album package, a live show package, and an audio-visual package. The tokens were developed and will be hosted by the ticketing platform YellowHeart,
The band’s Nathan Followill revealed in a recent interview that they have no special formula for writing songs:
“First of all, we’re lucky to still be doing this. eight records in, that’s crazy. But it’s just literally what the pulse is of the band and of the guys. We definitely don’t have a Kings of Leon formula that we go into each record thinking like, ‘Okay, as long as we achieve this, this and this, then we’re fine.’ We just kind of go with the flow.”
He also said that the lack of touring because of the Covid Pandemic meant that they had more time to work on the album,
“It gave us the chance to live with the record for a little while and see if there was anything we wanted to go back and change. Most of the time you record a record, then after you’ve played those songs 50, 60 times on tour you’re like, man I wish I would’ve changed this or changed that. So we had that opportunity and we were so pleased with the record that we did not go back and change anything.”