Making fun of the Killers and/or Brandon Flowers has started to become like shooting the lead singer of a pretty successful band in a very tiny barrel. I mean, at this point, it’s pretty well established that the dude has only one trick (mixing Duran Duran with Bruce Springsteen) and he never actually says anything in his lyrics, but suggesting such will lead Killers fans to lambast you publicly*.
So, okay, the video for “Crossfire.” Yep, vague lyrics. Yep, big choruses. Yep, Charlize Theron. Yep, expensive budget. Yep, ninjas. Yep, vague religious overtones**. In short, if you like the Killers, prepare your pants for tightening. If not, see yourself out.
Brandon Flowers’ Flamingo is due out in September.
*- Even though I suspect it’s because they know it to be true. I guess their only consolation is that he’s still better than the dude from Kings of Leon who is still better than the dude from the Bravery.
**- One of those things is better than the other. It’s not the chorus.