Watch Kings of Leon cover Robyn's "Dancing On My Own"
by Tyler Munro
September 11, 2013
Kings of Leon take the BBC by storm with their moody cover of Robyn's smash single "Dancing On My Own."
Kings of Leon were on BBC 1 yesterday to hype up their new album Mechanical Bull, and while they debuted a new song in “Beautiful War,” it’s their plodding cover of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own.”
Sounding eerily like the band’s own “Use Somebody,” their cover was carried by a new, grunge-soaked backbone that changed the original track’s dynamic from bouncy to brooding.
As for “Beautiful War,” it sounds pretty much like what we just wrote, only with a chorus you haven’t heard yet. Check it out below—it starts at the 2:45 mark. [via Stereogum]