The Killers are on a prolific streak. In August 2020 they launched the heartland-rocking Imploding The Mirage. In August 2021 they adopted it with the acoustic-leaning Stress Machine. It’s August once more, and though the band has not dropped a brand new album but, they’re sharing extra new music.
The band is billing “boy” — which they debuted final month at Spain’s Mad Cool competition — as a return to their anthemic signature sound. Its dreamy, synth-powered surge is sending me again to “Human” specifically. The track was produced by the Killers, Stuart Worth, and Shawn Everett. In a press release to press, Brandon Flowers suggests it was a part of the identical overflow of creativity that yielded Stress Machine:
This was the primary track written after we needed to cancel the Imploding The Mirage tour because of the pandemic. I had just lately moved again to Utah and began to make journeys to Nephi, the place I grew up. I discovered that the place I had needed to get away from so desperately at 16 was now a spot that I couldn’t cease returning to. I’ve a son approaching the age I used to be at the moment in my life. With “boy,” I wish to attain out and inform myself — and my sons — to not overthink it. And to search for the “white arrows” of their lives. For me now, white arrows are my spouse, kids, my songs and the stage.
Take heed to “boy” beneath.