Kings of Leon Attempting to Ride the Chillwave?

What you’re looking at isn’t Washed Out’s newest release or some New Jersey-based band’s beach-aesthetic cover art. Instead, you’re looking at Kings of Leon’s newest album’s cover art. Come Around Sundown is due to drop October 19 with the first single “Radioactive” due out on iTunes September 14. It’ll be available to stream and on the radio some time before then.

So are Kings of Leon trying to ride the chillwave with this washed-out, blissed-out cover art? According to Carles over at Hipster Runoff, there will be a children’s choir on the album, but there are not any reports of synthesizers.

So what do you think about this cover art? Will it automatically make this album more appealing than Only By The Night? Or will it still be kind of lame? We’ll see.

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