Good news, alt-rock fans: Kings of Leon have emerged from their three-year hiatus to confound us all with a surreal new music video.
In the clip, “Waste a Moment,” the first single from the band’s upcoming seventh album, soundtracks a suburban mystery that follows a trio of leggy cheerleaders. There’s a lot going on here, like cops dropping dead, a car crash, a police investigation, and KOL frontman Caleb Followill engaging in a standoff with a dude who looks like the bad guy from Kill Bill. The band, meanwhile, spends most of the time playing blindfolded under flickering lights inside a house that’s under seige. And there may or may not be a subtle hint at an alien invasion? Like we said, there’s a lot to unpack here.
There may be some deeper meaning in this video involving the metaphor of eyesight... possibly. Or maybe it’s just meant to confuse us all. In any case, assembling a linear narrative is pretty much a fool’s errand, but the video is at least visually beautiful and worth three minutes of your time. Unless, of course, you’re too busy to waste a moment.
“Waste a Moment” appears on Kings Of Leon’s new album WALLS, out October 14. The band premiered a second song from the LP — the breezy, jangly “Around the World” — last night (September 13) on BBC’s Later... With Jools Holland. See that performance below.