It’s been a couple of busy years for the Killers. The alternative icons from Las Vegas with guitarist Dave Keuning taking a hiatus from the group, the massive touring behind 2017’s ‘Wonderful Wonderful’, and trying to release another world-dominating album as the pandemic got going. This brilliant new album was originally due to come out in late May but got delayed so Brandon Flower and Ronnie Venucci could get it just right. It looks like that extra time really helped.
The album has some fun cameos from former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and pop singer K.D. Lang adding flavor to a collection of grandiose songs that drip vibes that remind you of ’80s alternative from the Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel, and something you would hear on the soundtrack for a John Hughes movie. Flowers and company paint a very pretty and hopeful picture on this album for life beyond all the stress we are dealing with currently. It’s the music we need now, maybe more than we may have realized.
‘Mirage’ was released this past Friday and already getting solid reviews.The tracks that stand out: ‘My Own Soul’s Warning’, ‘Dying Breed’ ‘Fire in Bone’, and ‘Caution’ You can stream it here in the YouTube playlist above or get it on Spotify here. You can get the vinyl and digital pack here.
Check out 101WKQX’s Jon Manley chatting with Brandon Flowers about ‘Mirage’ earlier this year.