'Tranquilize' will be available to download on Friday (Oct 12)
The song will be available to download from iTunes.
‘Tranquilize’ is taken from ’Sawdust’, The Killers‘ forthcoming album of b-sides and rarities, which will be released on November 12.
Speaking of their sessions with the former Velvet Underground legend frontman, The Killers’ singer Brandon Flowers told NME.COM: “We were thrilled with being able to work with Lou Reed. The song was calling for a duet and his voice was just right. The sentiment of the song is very him.”
Flowers said the song was a “rollercoaster”.
“There’s a desperation to it,” he explained. “It’s one of our more depressing songs, but there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.”
The song was produced by ’Sam’s Town’ producers Flood and Alan Moulder.
The Killers are also set to release a Christmas single, ’Don’t Shoot Me Santa’, on December 1, with proceeds going to the RED Campaign.
Last year’s ’A Great Big Sled’, their first Christmas single, raised over £50,000 for the charity.
The band have confirmed the artwork for the ‘Sawdust’ album, which can be seen on the right of this page.