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Kings Of Leon‘s comeback album, ‘When You See Yourself’, is their “most personal” yet.

The ‘Use Somebody’ hitmakers have unveiled their first album since 2016’s ‘Walls’ and frontman Caleb Followill says his own “personal life flows through these songs”.

He also revealed that the US band used vintage equipment to make the overall sound “timeless and beautiful” like their idols Pink Floyd and The Beatles.

Caleb told The Sun newspaper: “I try to write and convince myself that I’m writing about something else but a vein of my personal life flows through these songs.

“Sound-wise, Matthew really nerded out and found some cool vintage equipment. He was into organs and synthesisers as I was pulling teeth trying to get him to play more guitar! But when you hear that old equipment, it feels timeless and beautiful.

“A lot of the instruments on this album, you could’ve heard on Pink Floyd or Beatles albums. We really dug deep to find the proper equipment.”

The ‘Sex on Fire’ rockers were due to return to London for the first time in three years for an exclusive performance at Finsbury Park last June.

Caleb and co were set to be joined by the likes of Courteeners, Cage The Elephant, Inhaler, Soccer Mommy, and The Big Moon.

The show was part of a small UK tour, which included two arena dates at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena on July 7, and Leeds’ First Direct Arena on July 8.

The latter concerts were rescheduled for this June 14 and June 15, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

And when they do finally get back on stage, the 38-year-old singer admitted it will be difficult for him not to cry.

He said: “I don’t know when exactly it’s going to be. When I walk out on stage for the first time. I’ll have butterflies as always but it’s going to take everything in me to not start weeping.”

‘When You See Yourself’ is out on March 5.

The track-listing for ‘When You See Yourself’ is:

1.‘When You See Yourself, Are You Far Away’

2. ‘The Bandit’

3. ‘100,000 People’

4. ‘Stormy Weather’

5. ‘A Wave’

6. ‘Golden Restless Age’

7. ‘Time In Disguise’

8. ‘Supermarket’

9. ‘Claire And Eddie’

10. ‘Echoing’

11. ‘Fairytale’



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Hunter Schafer | Hunter Schafer loves seeing Euphoria fans recreating make-up looks from the show

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Hunter Schafer says it’s “really sweet” to see kids recreating make-up looks from ‘Euphoria’.

The 21-year-old actress – who made her acting debut portraying Jules in the hit HBO series in 2019 – had a hand in her alter ego’s whole look for the show and loves to see fans relating to the characters and expressing themselves through make-up.

She said: “It was my first time acting, like coming into Jules. So thankfully the team on ‘Euphoria’, from Sam [Levinson], the writer and creator of the show, to Donni [Davy], it’s been a massively collaborative experience. So I had a lot of hand in helping bring Jules to life. And, particularly with the make-up with Donni, we had so much fun just kind of brainstorming these abstract, colourful looks that reflect a certain scene or emotional energy. I think we try to be pretty mindful of how make-up can accentuate or contrast something that we’re trying to portray in a scene. So it’s a lot of fun to think about. We had a lot of fun just constantly trying to outdo ourselves with the design.”

The model and LGBTQ+ activist added that the make-up team for ‘Euphoria’ – which stars Zendaya as troubled teenager Rue – didn’t abide by any rules when creating the looks and wanted to inspire the young viewers to “have fun” and “do whatever they want”.

She told Vogue: “I still can’t believe it’s reached as far as it has. I mean, it’s really sweet to see kids seeing themselves in these characters and being able to try that on. I also just think, as a whole, ‘Euphoria’ approaches make-up with a creativity that I hope is encouraging of its audience to just do whatever they want, because that’s kind of all we did for the show. We were like, ‘Let’s do whatever, let’s have fun with it!'”



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Olivia Rodrigo | Drivers License hitmaker Olivia Rodrigo has made friends with Niall Horan

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Olivia Rodrigo is glad she’s made friends with fellow pop star Niall Horan, after her “crazy” success with her record-breaking debut single, ‘Drivers License’.

The 17-year-old US sensation currently has the hottest single in the world, which has topped the charts in the US and UK, and smashed multiple records, including gaining 10.9 million streams in a single week on Spotify.

The former Disney star has been endorsed by her idols, including Taylor Swift, Halsey and Lorde, while the One Direction star has reached out to offer his advice should she ever need it.

Olivia – who recently revealed she used to write One Direction fan fiction – said: “I’ve been talking to Niall Horan from One Direction, who’s such an icon, and he said really loved the song. He was like, ‘This is crazy, if you ever need any advice just let me know’. So yeah I’ve been chatting with him, but it’s been such a crazy rollercoaster ride and I’m definitely excited to have artist friends that know the ins and outs of the music industry.”

The ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ star admitted it’s “absolutely surreal” to have the artists she grew up listening to pay her compliments.

She added to NME.com: “I mean, that is just everything. All the recognition the song has got is beyond my wildest dreams. Taylor Swift – is my songwriting idol and I wouldn’t be half of the woman and a songwriter I am today without her – reached out and was so supportive of the song. I just found out the other day that Lorde likes it, Halsey likes it, all of these people that I have grown up listening to are saying they’re liking the song. It’s absolutely surreal to me – as I put little bits and pieces of their songwriting into the songs I’ve written.”



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Alana Haim | Alana Haim always steals her sister’s vintage Levi’s

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Alana Haim steals her sister’s vintage Levi jeans.

The 29-year-old singer has confessed she always sneaks into bandmate and sibling Danielle Haim’s wardrobe to swipe her best fashion finds, as she’s the “Queen” of finding vintage Levi’s.

Speaking in a joint video interview with her sisters, Danielle, 31, and Este, 34 – who make up the band Haim – for Vogue, Alana confessed: “I have to be honest with you, these are Danielle’s jeans that I stole and she asked me earlier. She was like, ‘Oh, where are those jeans from?’ I was like, ‘They’re yours!’ These are vintage Levi’s. Danielle is the Queen of finding vintage Levi’s. She really is the Queen.”

Their older sister, Este, also admitted she takes Danielle’s clothes after she finds great bargains in stores.

She added: “There’s gonna be a lot of that in this video. Danielle gets the things and we steal the things.”

As well as having an eye for finding Levi’s, Danielle has an “obsession” with Prada Sport and spends most of her time on the internet trying to track down clothing from the brand.

She explained: “I have an unhealthy obsession with Prada Sport. I’m always on the internet searching, finding.”

Meanwhile, Alana previously shared how she refused to dress in an overtly sexy way after she was asked to dress in a schoolgirl outfit by an unnamed music executive in the early days of her career.

She said: “When we were first starting out, someone said I should dress like a schoolgirl.

“And I was like: ‘That’s not going to happen.’ We’ve always had a very strong sense of self.”

The ‘Forever’ group creatively direct all of their own shows, including the tours, the set lists, songs and lighting, and are proud to take control of everything they do.

She added: “We’re the CEOs of our own company … And it bothers me to even have to say that because so many people think that’s not the case.”



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