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Followill: 'Making new LP was depressing'

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Kings of Leon performing at T in the Park 2009. Kinross, Scotland.

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Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill has revealed that making their new album was "depressing".

According to Contact Music, the singer admitted that recording sessions for Come Around Sundown were much more regimented than those for previous albums.

He said: "It was kind of a depressing experience. If we'd made it in Nashville, we'd be out playing basketball or goofing off. Here [in New York], I'd wake up and hail a cab to the studio, then spend 12 hours a day in a room with no windows.

"It felt like we were going to the office. But that can be good as well as bad."

He added: "I think because we recorded the album in New York, we somehow rediscovered a bit of our country side, whereas if we'd been in Nashville, where you'd be surrounded by country music, that never would've happened.

"We were like, let's get a bit of fiddle on there, we wanted it to have that kind of rootsy feel."

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