Kings of Leon may be bonafide rock royalty, but the Followills haven’t forgotten about their humble Southern roots. In their just-released clip for “Radioactive,” the first single from their October 19 release Come Around Sundown, the boys fire up the BBQ for a good ol’ family picnic — and they invite a few new friends: a gospel choir of little kids. Watch below!
“I think after my grandma sees this video, she definitely doesn’t think we’re going to Hell as fast as she did think we were going,” drummer Nathan Followill said in recent teaser filmed on the set of their music video.
He’s right. In the clip the band also spend some quality time with the choir children — fishing, flying kites, playing soccer, riding bikes, and running in the sprinklers. Then they all hit the barn for a performance of the catchy rock jam, complete with backing vocals from the choir. Those Followills, always giving back.
Lyrically, the song has personal meaning to the band’s history. “Gospel music was a big part of us growing up, so to be able to come back and revisit that part of our lives at this stage in our lives is a pretty special thing,” Nathan added.
Watch Kings of Leon’s “Radioactive” video below, then tell us what you think in the comment section.
WATCH: Kings of Leon, “Radioactive”