In a recent feature on the making of “Last Mile Home,” the band’s contribution to the film, the Grammy-winning alt-rockers detailed the song’s inspiration.
“We’ve been offered movies that they’ve spent $300 million to make. We’ve said no to it, just because we had no connection to the movie,” bassist Jared Followill told The Huffington Post. “We had a really strong connection to this one.”
What kind of connection? Funny you ask, because it’s mainly football. Yep, football.
The band has never shied from its undying love
for Sooner sports; drummer Nathan Followill even dons the OU logo on
his drum kit when performing live and has been known to flash the
“horns-down” hand sign from time to time.
when they saw Julia Roberts sporting an OU tee in the film, well, let’s
just say their hearts were crushed in three yards and a cloud of dust.
“We knew it was the movie for us,” said guitarist Matthew Followill.