Friday, January 17, 2014

Kings of Leon Wrote Song for 'August: Osage County' Soundtrack

Kings of Leon stripped Mechanical Bull's "Last Mile Home" down to heartwarming acoustic basics for the movie August: Osage County - and, it's interesting that the same week I watch Osage in theatres, I also happen to be heading home.

I was so pleased to hear the famously soundtrack-shy band actually penned this beautiful road-rock bonus track specifically for this Oscar-worthy film, with every intention of reworking it into a gorgeous acoustic piece for the soundtrack. The star-studded film adaptation, about returning home to the Deep South in light of a family crisis, understandably made sense for the Tennessee rock brothers who also experienced a less-than-conventional upbringing. In acoustic format, Followill's achy delivery of "Last Mile Home" reaches a new level of moving when paired with the melodic plucking. When you see this film, you'll understand its perfection the moment you hear it play.

Here's a video piece about the band deciding to participate in the Osage soundtrack, and a rough version of the song. You can find the quality acoustic version over at Rolling Stone. Have a lovely weekend.

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