“Use Somebody” (Kings of Leon Cover) (Stream)

    Use Somebody” is basically the only track on Kings of Leon’s fourth effort, Only By the Night, that isn’t mostly awful and collapsing under it’s own self-importance (although there is a lot of that too). On a BBC Radio 1 performance recently, Bat for Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) covered the song expertly, bringing out an emotional nakedness that isn’t evident on the original. It’s kind of a random cover as seen through a U.S.-centric lens, but the Kings are enormous in the U.K., so Khan covering this makes total sense.

     

    Bat for Lashes pretty great sophomore album, Two Suns, is out now.