Kings Of Leon's forthcoming "Mechanical Bull" album is very much a comeback record, after their 2008 breakout "Only By The Night" was followed by the disappointingly heavy-handed "Come Around Sundown." The music video for solid first single "Supersoaker," which was released on Tuesday (August 6), carries a decidedly looser, back-to-the-drawing-board vibe, with the KoL boys goofing around during a performance and actually appearing to enjoy themselves.
The "Supersoaker" clips finds Kings Of Leon performing in a 1950s-esque studio while flanked by beautiful women, one of whom pops a bubblegum in slow motion and another whom seductively snips a button off of her blouse. All the while, frontman Caleb Followill enjoys a series of close-ups and sports a wide grin to match his jean vest.
"Mechanical Bull" is due out Sept. 24 through RCA Records, and "Supersoaker" has sold 36,000 downloads since its release last month, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The new single has been trotted out during the band's performance at the Governor's Ball fest in New York, as well as on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" last month.
Kings Of Leon is currently wrapping up a European tour, with their next scheduled U.S. performance coming on Oct. 5 at the Austin City Limits festival.