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]