The KILLERS – ” Imploding the Mirage “

Posted: June 16, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Imploding the Mirage is out today via Island Records. Imploding the Mirage is The Killers’ sixth studio album, following 2017’s Wonderful Wonderful, and features artists such as Weyes Blood, Adam Granduciel of War On Drugs and Lucius. Recorded in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Park City, “Imploding the Mirage” also includes previously released singles “Fire in Bone” and “Caution,” which topped both the Alternative and Radio charts. It’s been a long road to the Killers’ Imploding the Mirage, with the title getting revealed in November 2019 and the release date being pushed from May until now due to the pandemic. It’s the first Killers album without founding guitarist Dave Keuning, but it does feature production from Shawn Everett and Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, as well as contributions from Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, Weyes Blood, the War on Drugs’ Adam Granduciel, k.d. lang, Blake Mills, and Lucius.

With their May postponed new album ‘Imploding the Mirage’ is finally released today (August 21st), The Killers got in a little promo last night (August 20th) when they appeared as the musical guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Watch them perform ‘Blowback’ from the record below.

Taken from their forthcoming sixth album, “Imploding The Mirage”, the Vegas natives performed their recent single on the Ellen DeGeneres show via a live stream from their studio. The studio version featured former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham on guitar, and his solo is omitted from the live version performed here. Still, it’s an uplifting performance full of keys, synths and great 12-strings.

It’s only been a few days since The Killers released their luscious, soaring record, Imploding The Mirage, but the band are already cooking up new material for a new album that may see the light of day next year. In a lengthy feature with NME, the band revealed that they’ve already recorded a brand new album, which they intend to drop in 2021.

“You know when people just say that? Every time someone makes a record they say that they have 50 songs and they’re going to release another record. We really are,” explains frontman Brandon Flowers. “We’re going to release another one in about 10 months. We’ve already gone back into the studio with [producer Jonathon] Rado and Shawn [Everett, producer]. We did a week in Northern California.”

Flowers acknowledged that the lack of touring brought upon by the coronavirus pandemic has left him with “a lot of time on my hands.” Though he’s stressed that the forthcoming record won’t be a quar-album. “I’m not writing a quarantine album or anything like that,” he explained. “You kind of just start hitting your stride when you’re finishing a record. You’re writing lyrics, you’re mixing everything, you’re in it – then you go on tour. It’s interesting to not be going on tour and having any of that stuff taking up my brain. I just went right back to the piano.

“I was already exercising my song writing muscles so a lot of it came very quickly. Something powerful happened when I shut off the part of my brain that runs towards the grind and just started running towards the creative part of my brain.”

Fans can rejoice in the knowledge that the next record will certainly arrive before the bands rescheduled stadium shows, “Oh yeah, there will be another album. I’m excited. It might be better than this one.”

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