I am not much of a cover-lover. But when guilty pop pleasure Robyn meets the dark knights of my teenage years Kings of Leon, it's kind of a biggie.

The idea of such a combo might sound like fiction, not because the Swedish talent is unmatched, but because the song choice seems quite random. It turns out, though, that when the pop-dance beats and throbbing synth are replaced by reverb, Southern Rock guitar and husky vocals, the track sounds very Followill. If Robyn's club anthem is "tears in the toilets" (term, coined by pet shop boy Neil Tennant) Kings of Leon's rendition is "tears on dusty desert roads".

The track was recorded for BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge on September 10, as part of the promo for the forthcoming on September 24  Mechanical Bull. So far, "Wait For Me" and especially "Supersoaker" promise the band's sixth album to be a return to The Kings of Leon Golden Age (stylistically and musically, rather than commercially) of Aha Shake Heartbreak and Because of the Times. A comeback long overdue.

posted by Iva
September 2013