The Killers unveil emotional video for ‘Rut’

The track was inspired by Brandon Flowers' wife

The Killers have shared the emotional video for ‘Rut’ – the latest single from their fifth album ‘Wonderful Wonderful’. Check out the clip below.

Following the stomping groove of ‘The Man’ and indie-rock cut ‘Run For Cover’, Brandon and co have slowed things down with reflective new single ‘Rut’.

With Brandon Flowers previously revealing that the track was inspired by his wife’s PTSD, the visuals – directed by Danny Drysdale – address feelings of isolation and depression as the character moves through life.

Speaking of the track’s inspiration to NME last year, Flowers said: “It’s when a person has had multiple traumatic experiences. Her whole life, she’s been covering it, pretending it isn’t there. For whatever reason, in her 30s, it’s decided to really manifest itself and that’s what I’m going through with my family.

“Usually I feel protective of her but I decided to take it head on. So ‘Rut’ is about her submitting to it. She got severely depressed and it wasn’t until she sought counselling and got a name for what was going on that it helped.

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“Now she submits to it – that doesn’t mean that she’s gonna let it beat her, but rather that she’s gonna finally acknowledge that it’s there and promise to break this cycle.”

Meanwhile, The Killers are in the midst of the US leg of their ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ tour. Last night saw the Las Vegas heroes storm the stage in Brooklyn – imparting words of wisdom during a career-spanning set.

During a recent show in Quebec, the band covered the Arcade Fire classic ‘Crown Of Love’.

The Killers will return to the UK next summer for a headline slot at the Isle of Wight Festival, along with two stadium shows in both Swansea and Bolton.