The Killers get in the ring with MIke Tyson on new album (sort of..)


The alt rock pride of Las Vegas, the Killers are prepping a new album for 2017 and revealed some details about it in Q Magazine. Singer Brandon Flowers says the band has been working in the studio in the studio since September between various concert dates including a recent NYE gig which a cameo from a Beatle, watch that here.   Flowers is apparently a big boxing fan, because there will be a track on the yet-to-be-titled album called ‘Tyson vs Douglas’ about the infamous 1990 heavyweight boxing match. “I don’t know why but I think about it all the time and i finally tried to tackle it in a song, what it meant to have this hero of mine get torn down, and then everything that happened after that.” says Flowers.

“Another is called ‘Run For Cover’ and that comes from Day & Age, so it’s 8-years-old. 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].”

Overall this album is supposed to be “heavier” than anything the band has done before, which could mean a lot of things. The most clear thing is we will get a look at the now-established band as men who lived through some things. “Now it’s about re-imagining The Killers as men now. People with life experiences and blood on their hands, seeing what we look like with callouses and lines around our eyes.” says Flowers, who stayed busy since the last Killer album 2012’s ‘Battleborn’ with his second solo album, ‘the Desired Effect’.

While your here check out my favorite Killers track, ‘Smile Like You Mean It’ from a performance on ‘Late Night with David Letterman’.