Back Down South
|"Back Down South"|
|Single by Kings of Leon|
|from the album Come Around Sundown|
|Released||May 17, 2011|
|Genre||Southern rock, acoustic rock|
|Kings of Leon singles chronology|
A music video to accompany the release of "Back Down South" was first released onto YouTube on May 27, 2011 at a total length of four minutes and five seconds. It was directed by Casey McGrath with part of the filming in Nashville,TN and the other half in Hampshire,TN. William Goodman of Spin described the video as "an advert for their country way of life."
Scott Shelter from PopCrush gave the song an 8/10 grade, commenting, "With a dash of twang and an intentional down-home appeal, ‘Back Down South’ wouldn’t sound out of place at a country music festival or awards show. It’s a welcome change of pace from the arena-rock direction of the band’s recent music."
- Digital download
- "Back Down South" - 4:01
Credits and personnel
- Kings of Leon
- Caleb Followill - Vocals and guitar - Gibson PR-720S
- Matthew Followill - Lead guitar and Lap steel guitar - Gibson Guitar
- Jared Followill - Bass guitar - Gibson Thunderbird
- Nathan Followill - Drums - DW Drums
- Producers – Angelo Petraglia, Jacquire King
- Lyrics – Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill
- Label – RCA Records
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||9|
|Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)||41|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||77|
|Polish Singles Chart||27|
|US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)||29|
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- Goodman, William (June 1, 2011). "WATCH: Kings of Leon's Tribute to Southern Roots". Spin. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
- Shelter, Scott (April 27, 2000). "Kings of Leon, ‘Back Down South’ – Song Review". PopCrush. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
- Goodman, William (June 7, 2010). "Kings of Leon Debut New Songs at Tour Opener!". Spin. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
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- "Polish Singles Chart |".
- "Kings of Leon Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Alternative Songs for Kings of Leon. Retrieved June 4, 2014.