Kings of Leon shot to fame with Sex On Fire, their biggest hit – but the band can’t stand the song anymore.
Although the record put them on the map, drummer Nathan Followill admits he is sick and tired of playing it. The musician insists that if the song wasn’t requested anymore, he wouldn’t mind at all.
“I would be pretty damn happy if my sex was never ever on fire again,” he told UK newspaper The Sun, from their One Big Weekend dressing room in Glasgow.
Nathan goes on to say that at this point, they are only playing the tune because fans insist on hearing it. Although the band would like to focus on other songs, they want to give their audience what they want.
“Fans want it and you have to do it, and after so many albums together I can tell you, there’s a lot of debate about what records make it onto a setlist,” Nathan said. “Everyone has their favourites.”
One huge fan of the band is Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, who joined them on stage for a performance of Fans. Chris then thanked lead singer for letting him join in, saying “that was amazing”.
Although playing the festival was fun, Nathan admits things have changed over the past few years. Now that they have children, it’s not quite the party lifestyle it used to be.
“Back in the day, we would arrive somewhere and head straight for the local bar, now we think about getting home to put our kids to bed," he said.