The Daily Grind Video

Never thought war could be so beautiful.

Kings of Leon unveil the video for “Beautiful War,” which depicts the story of a cowboy gone rogue. The lead character is played by TRON: Legacy actor Garrett Hedlund, who finds himself involved in a bar room brawl that lands him in prison for murder.

While in prison, flashbacks of Garrett’s character riding bulls and the events that lead up to his imprisonment flash on the screen.

After Miley Cyrus’ MTV VMA and EMA performances, members of Kings Of Leon expressed their thoughts on the hyper-sexuality of rising pop stars. According to lead guitarist Matthew Followill:

“Some pop shows I watch, it feels like the end of the world, it’s fucking awful. It’s not even music any more. You would never want your children to watch [shows like that] and I can’t believe that younger kids, even teenagers are watching that stuff. It almost seems to be making the world a bad place.”

“Beautiful War” is off Kings Of Leon’s Mechanical Bull, which marks their fourth number one album. Watch their new video up top.