The KILLERS – ” Pressure Machine “

Posted: August 15, 2021 in MUSIC
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The Killers return with their seventh studio album “Pressure Machine”. The album is about the small town of Nephi, Utah, where Brandon Flowers spent his youth. The songs are extremely personal, covering a spectrum of emotions in connection to growing up in a rural setting. The album also includes a collaboration with Phoebe Bridgers – it’s real good stuff. Where The Killers’ sophomore album “Sam’s Town” was a triumphant return to the band’s dust-riddled origins of Las Vegas, Nevada, “Pressure Machine” is a raw and visceral slouching back home. Told through the guises of multiple characters, each song narrates memories and true stories. weaving tales of religious disenchantment, broken dreams, death by train collision, and escape by means of “heroine hillbilly pills.” Most of Pressure Machine’s brightest moments come by way of quiet contemplations on forfeited desires. It can be heard in “Another Life” when the protagonist harps on a parallel reality where hopes are fulfilled.

“Pressure Machine” follows 2020’s “Imploding the Mirage”, The Killers recorded the new album in the period the band could not tour during the pandemic. The LP is co-produced by Shawn Everett and Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado.

Included on the record is the track “Runaway Horses,” featuring Phoebe Bridgers. weaving tales of religious disenchantment, broken dreams, death by train collision, and escape by means of “heroine hillbilly pills.” Most of Pressure Machine’s brightest moments come by way of quiet contemplations on forfeited desires.

Despite being one of the world’s most successful rock bands, when they sing about broken dreams and small-town struggles, every single word feels true.

The Killers, under exclusive license to Island Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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