The Killers unveil new song 'Runaways' - listen

The track is the first to be taken from forthcoming album 'Battle Born'

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The Killers have unveiled their brand new single, 'Runaways'.

The track received its first official play on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show earlier this evening (July 10) and is now available to listen to online.

Scroll down to hear the track, which is a typically epic offering from the Las Vegas band, a heartland electro-rocker complete with soaring chorus.

Speaking to Lowe, Killers frontman Brandon Flowers admitted that he checks online to see what the reaction to his songs is like. Of 'Runaways', which had leaked earlier in the day, he said: "I'm guilty of checking, seeing what the scoop is. I want people to like it, so I'm kind of curious as to what the reaction is."

He added that he was confident that the song would go down well with fans, saying: "I've always felt good about this song. It's exciting to think that we're gonna be playing again – we want people to hear this new stuff."

The Killers' new studio album 'Battle Born' will be released on September 17. A series of producers worked on the album, including Madonna collaborator Stuart Price, Steve Lillywhite, Damian Taylor and Brendan O'Brien. It is the band's first album for over four years.

Songs confirmed to appear on the album include 'Heart Of A Girl', 'Flesh And Bone' and 'Carry Me Home'. Brandon Flowers said to Lowe of the album title: "Whenever I needed help, lyrically, I thought of that phrase and it helped me… There's some triumphant moments."

The Killers will make their UK live return at V Festival in August, headlining alongside The Stone Roses. The Killers, 'Runaways' - review


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