Kings of Leon’s lead singer is Caleb Followill. In 2011, he disbanded the group. He describes the decision as causing a “dark, sad period” in his life. The band’s eighth album, “When You See Yourself,” includes the song “Fairytale.” “I swear on the next album, I’m going to write about some really happy times,” he says, laughing.
“I’ve always tried to stay away from being too obvious in songs when it’s about me,” Followill explains. The struggle to be true without revealing too much is a recurring theme in Followill’s work. “I don’t know what was going on that made me let that guard down on this record, but I’m glad I did because now it will have a little more meaning,” he says of the album’s pre-pandemic recording.
Followill has been injured twice while on a yacht. He claims that being in the skin of a rockstar makes him feel strangely uneasy. He admits, “I’m a shy person.” “Many frontmen thrive in the limelight. I enjoy being on stage, but I dislike being recognized when I exit.” Third-person narrative, according to Followill, has reignited his passion for songwriting. He says, “It’s kind of changed the game for me in terms of how I want to approach songwriting from now on.” In the past, the 39-year-old singer/songwriter has turned down offers to write for “dream collaborators.” “It was never the right time.”
News and Picture Source: Toronto Star