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Of Monsters and Men perform "King And Lionheart" live in New York City as part of Billboard's Tastemakers video series.
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King and Lionheart on Wikipedia
"King and Lionheart"
Single by Of Monsters and Men
from the album My Head Is an Animal
ReleasedMarch 3, 2013
GenreIndie rock, indie pop, indie folk
Writer(s)Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir
Producer(s)Of Monsters and Men, Aron Arnarsson, Jacquire King
Of Monsters and Men singles chronology

"King and Lionheart" is a song recorded by Icelandic alternative folk band Of Monsters and Men, written by co-lead vocalist Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and produced by the band with Aron Arnarsson and Jacquire King for the band's debut studio album, My Head Is an Animal. The song maintains its position on both issues of the album, appearing as the second track on both the original Icelandic and international versions of the album. After reaching #1 on the Icelandic Tónlist singles chart in 2012,[1] the song was released as a radio-only single from My Head Is an Animal in the United States and the United Kingdom in March 2013. The song peaked at #17 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.


  • 1 Music video
  • 2 Track listing
  • 3 Personnel
  • 4 Charts
    • 4.1 Weekly charts
    • 4.2 Year-end charts
  • 5 Release history
  • 6 References

Music video

A music video for "King and Lionheart", directed by video production group WeWereMonkeys, was produced and released on 23 January 2013.[2] The video, which mirrors the Nordic art style of the music video for "Little Talks",[3] also directed by WeWereMonkeys, blends in the visual art styles of two-dimensional rendered backgrounds with CGI and live action-imposed film sequences.[4]


Adapted from My Head Is an Animal liner notes.[5]


  1. ^ "Netlistinn viku 3, 2012". Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Of Monsters and Men — King And Lionheart". OfMonstersAndMenVEVO. YouTube, Google. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Review: King and Lionheart – Of Monsters And Men (video)". ramblingaboutmusic. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Hohnen, Mike. "Watch: Of Monsters and Men New Video ‘King And Lionheart’". Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  5. ^ My Head Is an Animal (2012 Issue) (liner notes). Of Monsters and Men. Republic Records. 2012. 
  6. ^ "Of Monsters and Men – Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Triple A". Billboard. July 13, 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2014. (subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ "Of Monsters and Men Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Alternative Songs for Of Monsters and Men. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  9. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 

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