“Runaways”

    As they promised they would, the Killers dropped off their first Battle Born single, “Runaways,” earlier this morning. As a whole, the song is most akin to the Las Vegas quartet’s Sam’s Town material — it’s definitely not a continuation of the Day and Age sound — and it turns out to be a pretty electrifying performance from Brandon Flowers and co., especially with those final two minutes. (Also, does anyone else hear some Springsteen in there?) Stream below; Battle Born arrives September 18 via Island Records.