The rockers have decided to call their upcoming sixth LP 'Mechanical Bull' and drummer Nathan Followill says the band were watching Travolta's 1980 movie 'Urban Cowboy' - which features a fake bull in honky-tonk bar Giley's - a lot during the sessions.
Speaking to MTV News, Nathan said: ''We were so early in on the process of it; we had narrowed it down to three names, and 'Mechanical Bull' won out. I know we watched a lot of 'Urban Cowboy' during the making of this record, so that definitely probably had something to do with it.''
Nathan - who is joined in the group by frontman Caleb Followill, bassist Jared Followill and guitarist Matthew Followill - also revealed the album has songs similar to the energetic tracks found on their first two records, 'Youth & Young Manhood' and 'Aha Shake Heartbreak'.
He explained: ''Going in to this record we knew we wanted to have fun and make songs that are fun to play on stage. We challenged ourselves quite a bit. I think it was very hard for Jared to have to dumb down his bass playing on some of these songs, but it fits. There are some songs where I don't even hit a cymbal.''
Kings of Leon have debuted new tracks 'It Doesn't Matter' and 'Supersoaker' live on their current tour and the album 'Mechanical Bull' is set for release on September 23.