A sequel that’s faster, flashier and more bombastic than the original
The Killers: When You Were Young
Brandon plus beard equals Nu Broooooooce. Result!
Now, streamed on the band’s website three months early, we have our first full-length clue: comeback single ‘When You Were Young’, is an explosive evolution into widescreen. The synths are less icy, while Brandon’s curious outsider has – fuelled by The Boss – grown into a folksy storyteller, as his band place us firmly in the dusty wilderness at the end of the Las Vegas strip, referencing hurricanes, heartache and Jesus. Bristling with hope, ‘When You Were Young’ is emotionally rawer than its predecessors, yet shares their style, sophistication and pop charm as, with a racing urgency, The Killers blend true guts with a steely elegance, weaving a new folk standard for our often contradictory times.
Pink blazers, eyeliner and a beard? Trust us, it will be the look come September.
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