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HEAR IT: Kings of Leon’s New Cali-Pop Tune!

The Followill brothers go mellow on new Come Around Sundown track.

As they gear up for the October 19 release of their new album Come Around Sundown, Kings of Leon recently dropped a video for “Radioactive,” the hot lead-off track that shows the Followills haven’t forgotten about their humble Southern roots.

But a new track that leaked over the weekend suggests the band is going in a direction that’s as sunny and mellow as the album’s cover art. “Beach Side” is three-minutes of laid-back California-style pop, with a crisp backbeat, chiming guitar riffs, and psychedelic atmospherics. Hear it below.

Before heading off to Europe for a fall tour, the Kings will play three East Coast dates in November, including a November 16 show at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Check out dates here.