After a five year musical drought, The Killers are back! They bring with them a rather funky new tune to keep fans going until the release of their new album, ‘Wonderful Wonderful’.
‘The Man’ is a groovy, bass driven tune with rich harmonies and soaring synths. It perfectly emulates the sound of ’80s disco. In an interview with Annie Mac, vocalist Brandon Flowers said of the track, “Sonically, it’s pretty funky, funkier than we’ve ever done before”.
The song’s lyrics, presumably, reflect on Flowers’ younger, spunkier and cockier years. In the strutting tune, he refers to himself as “the Man” several times: “I got gas in the tank/ I got money in the bank/I got news for you baby, you’re looking at the man”.
Flowers also pays homage to the late David Bowie with the lyric “headed to the hall of fame”, the last word being sung in a way that is very similar to the way Bowie has sung in his single.
‘Wonderful Wonderful’, which is “soon to be completed” will be the band’s fifth album and the band’s first new material since 2012’s ‘Battle Born’. It is expected to be released sometime later this year.
The Killers are currently on a world wide tour. Here are their tour dates:
February 11, 2017: Private Show- Orlando, Florida
March 31, 2017: Pal Norte- Monterrey, Mexico
June 10, 2017: The Borgata Hotel & Casino- Atlantic City, NJ
June 11, 2017: Radio 104.5 10th Birthday Celebration- Camden, NJ
June 22, 2017: Tinderbox Music Festival- Denmark
June 24, 2017: Ejekt Festival- Athens, Greece
June 29, 2017: Provinssi Music Festival- Finland
July 1, 2017: Bravalla Music Festival- Sweden
July 5, 2017: Exit Festival- Serbia
July 7, 2017: Bilbao BBK Live- Bilbao, Spain
July 8, 2017: BST at Hyde Park- London, England
August 4, 2017: Lollapalooza- Chicago, IL
September 30, 2017: AFL Grand Final- Australia
October 6-8, 2017: Austin City Limits Music Festival- Austin, TX
October 13- 15, 2017: Austin City Limits Music Festival- Austin, TX
October 20- 22, 2017: Lost Lake Festival- Phoenix, AZ
October 27- 29, 2017: Voodoo Experience- New Orleans, LA