Song Premiere: A Lion Named Roar, ‘This Won’t Last For Long’

A Lion Named Roar

A Lion Named Roar might get loud.

A Lion Named Roar are ready to make a big sound. The Louisville quintet has been together for more than six years — a seemingly Olympic-size prep time that’s led to songs sounding more focused than a mid-race Ryan Lochte.

Emerging from the birthplace of groups such as My Morning Jacket and Ben Sollee, ALNR have already drawn nationwide attention: When the band went by the name Waketheday, they beat out 6,000 acts on Fox’s reality competition “The Next Great American Band.” Now the group’s released their latest, “This Won’t Last for Long,” a passionate guitar anthem that’ll stick in your mind like the pilot for “Lost.” (Or was that just us?)

Listen to A Lion Named Roar’s “This Won’t Last For Long” after the jump.

On “This Won’t Last For Long,” the band’s steely intensity recalls the moody rock of The National, before leaping into a high-energy chorus that’s halfway between The Killers and “Summer of ’69.” “Time is on my side when I’m with you,” frontman Chris Jackson sings.

You’ll get a chance to hear more from A Lion Named Roar when the group’s Foreign Land EP drops Nov. 27.

+ Listen to A Lion Named Roar’s “This Won’t Last For Long.”