The Killers have given us the details on their upcoming fifth album, Wonderful Wonderful.
Their follow up to 2012’s Battle Born was recorded with Jacknife Lee in LA and Las Vegas. The hype for this record is strong. The press release says Wonderful Wonderful, “is shaping up to be their most sonically forward thinking record yet; an LP bursting with all of the blazing choruses and arena-filling anthems…”
The first single is a beefy stomper called “The Man.” The song takes a macho posture as Brandon Flowers channels his “Brandon Flowers” persona of the Hot Fuss era Killers to paint the picture of youthful bravado and masculinity.
Drummer Ronnie Vannucci said to CFOX that song is “largely about how when we were younger we felt invincible.”
“What it meant to be a ‘man’ in your 20’s. Sort of your chest out, the breadwinner, nothing could stop you, invincible sort of thing. It’s sort of tongue-and-cheeking that, how that is not really the point of being a man at all. It’s actually more about compassion and empathy.”
The Killer’s Brandon Flowers just wrapped a Facebook live where he answered some questions.
These fan Q and As can be kinda brutal….but there are some gems in here. Someone asked what the new record will sound like.
“I’m trying to inhabit this 35-year-old body and brain and trying to reflect how I feel on this record and to you.”
He talks about loving the Nevada and the desert. Getting older. Dodges a bunch questions about style and influences but did say that the new single sounds like “David Bowie walking down ‘The Strip.’ I guess there is always some sort of sizzle in The Strip, lurking.”
And who is that little kid on single’s cover art? That is Brandon Flower’s son! Looks just like him.