'Beautiful War' made its debut during Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show last night (September 11), where the band premiered a live version of the track. It was recorded earlier in the day, after the band's session in the Live Lounge, where they covered Robyn's 2010 single 'Dancing on My Own'.
The band's frontman Caleb Followill revealed that 'Beautiful War' was written during the same weekend as the band's hit single 'Use Somebody from their 2008 album 'Only By The Night'. A studio version of the track will appear on the band's sixth album 'Mechanical Bull', which is due to release on September 24.
You can hear the track, as well as the band's 'Dancing on My Own' cover below.
Kings of Leon - Beautiful War
Kings of Leon - 'Dancing on My Own' Cover