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The Killers

The Killers have dropped a new album the first track to premier was, ‘Run For Cover’, along with a few more details of the record it’s taken from, their fifth album Wonderful Wonderful.

We now know that the album, produced by Jacknife Lee and recorded at the band’s own Vegas studio, released through Island Records, and the album art and tracklist includes some choice remixes from Duke Dumont and Jacques Lu Cont.

The lead single “The Man” unveiled  a month before release, featured Brandon Flowers letting us in on the extent of his ego – after all, he did claim The Killers were the best band of the last 15 years, so we know he’s not short on confidence.

Being grandiose in ironic times ensures that The Killers will always have doubters. Those folks are missing the unapologetic peaks of Wonderful Wonderful. Producer Jacknife Lee provides the luscious gloss, while Brandon Flowers pushes every melody to the rafters so he can hang out up there with Bono. “The Man” expertly mimics Freddie Mercury’s cheeky bravado, while “Rut” soars out of one via the strength of its will. Mark Knopfler and Woody Harrelson make appearances, because, why not, and the closing track somehow overcomes the Manilow-esque title “Have All The Songs Been Written?” Grandiose, yes, but mostly plain grand.

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After a break of five long years, The Killers are returning with a new record, titled Wonderful Wonderful, and have revealed the first single overnight.

Premiering on Annie Mac’s show on BBC Radio 1, ‘The Man’ is actually the second track we’ve heard from the album so far, with another named ‘Run For Cover’ being unveiled live recently.

There’s no word on a release date as of yet (it’s simply “soon-to-be completed”), just the news that producers Jacknife Lee and Stuart Price came on board for the album, and it’s “shaping up to be their most sonically forward-thinking record yet; an LP bursting with all of the blazing choruses and arena-filling anthems”.

Sounds like a familiar formula for any Killers fans, who have had to content themselves in recent years with a greatest hits compilation and frontman Brandon Flowers 2015 solo LP The Desired Effect.

The Man – The Killers
Written by: Flowers, Stoermer, Lee, Bell, Bell, Brown, Nash, Smith, Westfield, Mickens, Boyce, Thomas