Supersoaker (song)

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"Supersoaker"
Supersoaker-Kings-of-Leon.jpg
Single by Kings of Leon
from the album Mechanical Bull
Released July 17, 2013
Format Digital download, 7"
Recorded 2013
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:50
Label RCA, Columbia, Sony
Songwriter(s) Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill
Producer(s) Angelo Petraglia
Kings of Leon singles chronology
"Back Down South"
(2011)
"Supersoaker"
(2013)
"Wait for Me"
(2013)
"Back Down South"
(2011)
"Supersoaker"
(2013)
"Wait for Me"
(2013)
Music video
"Supersoaker" on YouTube

"Supersoaker" is a song by American rock band Kings of Leon. The song was written by Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill, Jared Followill, and Matthew Followill and produced by Angelo Petraglia. It was released on July 17, 2013 as the lead single from their sixth studio album Mechanical Bull (2013), and peaked at number 32 on the UK Singles Chart.

On September 24, 2013, Kings of Leon performed "Supersoaker" on ABC's morning show Good Morning America.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by W.I.Z..[1] The clip, which shows a love story set in the 1950s,[2] was described by W.I.Z. as "an imagined hybrid of pop-art screenprint, hand tinting and Technicolour film". W.I.Z. also explained that "[We wanted] playful, sensual ideas of teen angst, rock and roll and Americana; we wanted to a make a piece that was urgent as well as effortless, precision with abandon".[1]

Track listings[edit]

  • Digital download[3]
  1. "Supersoaker" – 3:50
  • 7" vinyl single[4]
  1. "Supersoaker" – 3:50
  2. "Work on Me" – 4:04

Chart performance[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom[3] July 17, 2013 Digital download RCA Records
United States[23][24] July 23, 2013 Modern rock radio
September 16, 2013 7" vinyl RCA Records, Columbia Records

References[edit]

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  22. ^ "Alternative Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Alternative > Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on June 29, 2013. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Supersoaker (7 inch Vinyl Disc – Columbia / RCA #88883774757) – Kings of Leon". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 5, 2014.