Dean flew to New York to catch up with the Kings of Leon for the 21st August 2010 edition of the NME. The shoot took place at Milk Studios on Manhattan.
The Kings were in fine spirits, it was the first shoot they had collectively done for a while…
The images accompanied an great interview by the journalist Barry Nicolson, in the wake of ‘the incident’ (you’ll have to read more of the magazine to find out about that..). The article touches many issues that are close to the hearts of the band not least the subject of the bands reaction to being accused of ‘selling out’ as well as offering a prelude to the band’s eagerly anticipated 5th album ‘Come Around Sundown’.
The shoot has a ‘warm’ feel to it, Dean wanted to reflect the Followill’s homely small town, southern roots that challenges the ‘Stadium Rock’ label that they have been attributed since the release of ‘Because of the Times’.
According to those lucky enough to have had a sneak preview of the bands new record, it is reported to be very much back to their old roots, which will delight old fans as well as show the new comers the journey they have come.
For more from this session go to NME.com or pop along to the news stand and pick up a copy of the magazine.