The Killers have confirmed that ‘Boy’ will be their next single, announcing the news on social media today.
“We’ve been teasing it a little bit,” he told NME. “It was the song that took me back home and was sort of the impetus for writing [2021 album] ‘Pressure Machine’. What’s interesting is that it just didn’t make it onto the record – but its absence is not a reflection of the quality of the song. It was an aesthetic decision to keep it off the record.”
He continued: “There’s an optimism to it. It’s in the dust, it’s in the gutter, and it’s looking at the stars. It’s writing in more of a new wave vehicle.”
‘Boy’ will be released on August 5. You can pre-save the new track here.
boy out August 5th. Hit that pre-save linked in our bio. pic.twitter.com/hessMfPEIt
— The Killers (@thekillers) July 20, 2022
Following the first live performance of the new single, NME wrote: “‘Boy’ concerns a shy, ill-fitting 16-year-old with dreams far bigger than his one-horse hometown – perhaps an autobiographical figure, Brandon? – becoming aware that the world isn’t so bad once you get used to it and it’s best not to sweat the small stuff.
“And us Killers fans (particularly the post-Boris British ones primed for a cathartic blaze out of the darkest of days) could certainly do with a bit of hope right now.”
Asked about the possibility of a new album this year, the band told NME: “You will hear singles this year. The full record will probably be early next year, but there will definitely be more releases this year.”