I thought they were breaking up... but the rumors have subsided, and we have a new album!
Audio for Supersoaker!
I was stoked once they released Supersoaker as I was a great fan of their past hits, especially their previous album, Come Around Sundown. The Grammy winning American band is now geared and back for their next step, as the title of their next album seems surprising enough, titled Mechanical Bull. But that's not the main attraction you'd wanna' see at a carnival as Supersoaker has been on my mind since Sunday. Does it contain the energy of the past album? Should I be hyped that it is not as fun or as exciting as it should be?
Well, the track itself contains many layers, of which lyric and instrumental wise is just even harder to express. That's what I love about Kings Of Leon so much, is that whenever they release something, their heart and soul is put into work and not just feeling laid back at all. This is a true work of an artist. So many new albums are coming out on September, and Supersoaker has been one of my favourites so far. They could rain on anyone's parade on their release as I know some other bands that could also be dropping their new records that week.
So what is Supersoaker? It is a traditional water gun you'd use to spray at your friends with when you were a child. Well, for them, it's all talking about the girls as they say 'I don't mind, sentimental girls at times; Miss don't walk away, don't walk away.' The track revives it with an upbeat drum charge, and Caleb's vocals as always, shines throughout the song. It's something you can't miss, and something that is visible around a Kings Of Leon record. Even a simple breakdown during aftermath of the 2nd chorus is simply amazing, and the chorus doesn't even feel repetitive, the track itself feeling fresh after all the electronic guitars and beats that were thrown in your face. After all, they are a rock band and that's what I love most. Their daring approach to the tracks almost feel tenure and tenacious, the track itself uproar and just never tiring, and never gets old.
Cause' I'm the supersoaker
ORIGINALITY 9/10 - This is where the track shines most at, and so highly deserving as well.
SOUND: 8/10 - The track is consistently reveling, and keeps you alive throughout.
LYRICS: 8/10 - Creative and upbeat, just astonishingly good.
OVERALL: 25/30 - Kings Of Leon have outdone themselves and have weighed out their options for their next album. Supersoaker is what you need if you need a fresh change, and this industry is direly in need of one. I'll be playing it for days, maybe a good recommendation as well.
Benny Ong: Just your regular guy who likes soccer more than most people, and also a little downtime is pretty nice.