The Killers have shared their new single ‘boy’.
The group’s previous album ‘Pressure Machine’ became a critically lauded hit, propelled by Brandon Flowers’ desire to document the travails of small-town American life. Hitting the road, The Killers then completed a massive stadium-filling tour, entertaining 400,000 fans on a run of sold out UK shows.
Hitting London’s emirates Stadium for back-to-back nights, The Killers proved that Las Vegas showbiz runs deep in their DNA.
‘boy’ taps into this energy, a slice of anthemic pop debuted last month during their Mad Cool Festival set in Madrid. Penned before ‘Pressure Machine’, it was produced by The Killers, working alongside Stuart Price and Shawn Everett.
Brand Flowers discusses the song in a note to press…
This was the first song written after we had to cancel the ‘Imploding The Mirage’ tour due to the pandemic. I had recently moved back to Utah and started to make trips to Nephi, where I grew up. I found that the place I had wanted to get away from so desperately at 16 was now a place that I couldn’t stop returning to.
I have a son approaching the age I was at that time in my life. With ‘boy‘, I want to reach out and tell myself – and my sons – to not overthink it. And to look for the “white arrows” in their lives. For me now, white arrows are my wife, children, my songs and the stage.
Tune in now.