The Killers return with The Man, their first single since 2012
The US rockers return with a killer (pun unintended) new single, the first from their upcoming fifth album Wonderful Wonderful.
I remember back in 2013; I got the opportunity to go to my first festival. I was a ripe 16-year-old at the time, but I remember trekking an hour and a half from my parental home to Claremont Showgrounds to see Red Hot Chili Peppers at that year's Big Day Out - which also featured Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Childish Gambino and a lil' band called The Killers. I distinctly remember Brandon Flowers and co attempting to parade across the packed-out arena with songs like the perfectly-aged Mr. Brightside, battling against all the middle-aged bogans around me at the front screaming at him to shut up and get on with chilly willy. It was a good ol' time, about as good as The Killers' new single The Man - the first track from the crew in 5 years and the first from their forthcoming record Wonderful Wonderful.
In true The Killers fashion, The Man is a glittery, guitar-charged anthem which sees Flowers confidently stride with his typical vocal prowess, soaring above a rather laid-back instrumental which has me almost thinking it's 2013 again (and that I'm dying, surrounded by strangers by myself, waiting for some Dad Rock band I didn't even like that much at the time). Also, in the true essence of Dad Rock, The Killers are also playing a one-off show at this year's AFL Grand Final, before a "full-on assault of Australia next year." Get those Mr. Brightside vocal cues ready.
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