Harris shared a preview of his EDM-style remix earlier this month (October) and has now unveiled the full six-minute version via Rolling Stone. “It was a real honour to be asked to remix one of my favourite modern bands, and it was an exciting challenge for me to update this classic track for the dancefloor in a tasteful and respectful way,” Harris told the US magazine.
Harris’s remix will appear on the deluxe edition of The Killers’ ‘Direct Hits’ album, as will the original demo version of ‘Mr Brightside’. The standard edition will feature 15 tracks including two brand new songs – ‘Just Another Girl’, which sees the band reunite with longtime collaborator Stuart Price, and ‘Shot At The Night’, which will be released as a single on November 4, and is produced by M83‘s Anthony Gonzalez. ‘Direct Hits’ will follow on November 11.
Meanwhile, The Killers have just announced a one-off London date next month to coincide with the release of ‘Direct Hits’. The band will perform live at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith (formerly the Hammersmith Apollo) on Wednesday, November 6 and full ticket details are available here.
The tracklisting for ‘Direct Hits’ is:
‘Somebody Told Me’
‘Smile Like You Mean It’
‘All These Things That I’ve Done’
‘When You Were Young’
‘Read My Mind’
‘For Reasons Unknown’
‘A Dustland Fairytale’
‘Miss Atomic Bomb’
‘The Way It Was’
‘Shot At The Night’
‘Just Another Girl’
Deluxe version tracks:
‘Mr Brightside’ (original demo)
‘When You Were Young’ (Calvin Harris remix)