The Immortals (song)

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"The Immortals"
Promotional single by Kings of Leon
from the album Come Around Sundown
Released March 21, 2011 (2011-03-21)
Recorded 2010
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:30
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Caleb Followill
Nathan Followill
Jared Followill
Matthew Followill
Producer(s) Angelo Petraglia
Jacquire King

"The Immortals" is a song by American rock band Kings of Leon. It is the sixth track on their fifth studio album Come Around Sundown. The song was originally slated to be released as a single on 21 March 2011.[1] However, it was eventually scrapped. A video of the song was used in an advertisement to promote the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and its brand new 68-team field, and was used from March 4–17.[2]

Concept[edit]

Caleb Followill, lead singer of Kings of Leon, who wrote the song along with the other Followills, says "The Immortals": "In a way, I kind of wanted it to be something that I could say to my children. It really says it all in one chorus. Here it is: go out and be who it is you wanna be and at the end of the day, before you've gone, make sure you've loved."

Remix[edit]

In late 2011, Norwegian band Röyksopp remixed the song which then leaked online and was not physically released.[3]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 22
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 37
Polish Singles Chart[6] 41

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