The band contact NME.COM to explain the meaning of a track thought to be based on a murder in Scotland...
THE KILLERS’ BRANDON FLOWERS has contacted NME.COM to explain the meaning behind new song ’WHERE IS SHE?’ – a track thought to be based on the murder of a Scottish teenager.
Speaking in last week’s NME, Flowers said that new song ’Where Is She?’. is about the death of Jodi Jones, “written from her mother’s perspective”.
However, the star has decided to clarify his remarks. He told NME.COM “A quote I gave in NME last week about the inspiration behind one of our new songs, ‘Where Is She?’, came across kind of badly and I’d like to clarify this as I’d hate to cause offence or further hurt because of it.
”I was indeed inspired to write ’Where Is She?’ after I saw coverage of the Jodi Jones murder case while we were on tour in Scotland last year.
”It affected me deeply and got me to thinking about how awful it must feel to be the parent of a missing child, how powerless a person must feel in such a dreadful situation.
”The song is not a direct portrayal of that one story, though – there’s no way on earth I could ever possibly pretend to know what it must actually feel like to suffer such a thing, and I wouldn’t presume to appropriate any other individual’s feelings for a song. Rather, seeing those news stories got me to thinking about the powerlessness and frustration that must come from losing a child like that, and it was from those thoughts that ‘Where Is She?’ came to be.”
The band are currently working on a number of new songs for their second album.