Nearly five years removed from the band’s last studio effort “Battle Born,” The Killers are gearing up for their next album. Not only does new single, “The Man,” drop this week, but the band debuted unreleased track “Run For Cover” this past weekend at a gig in Atlantic City.
NME reports the song boasts an “Interpol-esque, post-punk soundscape before blooming a rush of stadium-ready Americana in a similar vein to the sound of the ‘Sam’s Town’ era.”
While “Run For Cover” is new to fans, last year The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers revealed the tune was originally written during the “Day & Age” sessions.
“It’s 8 years old,” Flowers said. “It started with Stuart Price and it still sort of has his stamp on it, but we’re funneling it back through the band eight years later with a different producer.
“I never got the lyrics right, and I think I’m gonna get it right this time. ‘Run For Cover’ looks like it’s got a good shot [of being on the album].”
As for “The Man,” the Las Vegas band recently updated social media accounts with new profile pictures and banners. This included The Killers previewing 12 seconds of what Shazam confirmed was new song “The Man.”
Granted a dozen seconds doesn’t offer much, but it did showcase a poppy, electronic sound that some suggest is a continuation of singer Brandon Flowers’ last solo album. That could be bad news for those fans yearning for the group’s anthemic “Mr. Brightside” and “When You Were Young” past.
The news about the next album actually leaked from down under in an article about The Killers performing at the upcoming AFL grand final. The Fox Footy article also claims the new untitled album, which reportedly involved producers Dave Fridmann and Jack Antonoff, will be out this September.
Up next the band is headed to Europe before returning stateside in August for a Lollapalooza date.