The Killers’ new album ‘Battle Born’ will be released in September.
The album will be the 4th for the band and a follow-up to their 2008 ‘Day & Age’ album.
‘Battle Born’ was named after the words of their home state of Nevada’s flag.
The first single from the album ‘Runaways’ leaked yesterday but was officially released today.
According to The Killers’ label Universal, The songs came out quickly, starting with the album’s rousing lead single “Runaways,” followed by the record’s heart-string-tugging emotional gravity-center “Here With Me,” and the stadia-quaking electro-rock of “Flesh & Bone.” By the time the band had satisfactorily refined the body of songs, they put together a dream team of producers, recording in fits and starts to work with as many as possible, trying new things with each. The list of those involved was a who’s who of the production world, including Daniel Lanois, Steve Lillywhite, Damian Taylor, Stuart Price and Brendan O’Brien”.
“The process of working with so many of music’s finest sound sculptors proved one that benefited The Killers in the end, giving them a keener understanding of their own sound. The resulting album is The Killers at their greatest. Battle Born incorporates elements of each of the records that came before it – Hot Fuss’ storytelling eye for detail, the yearning, mythic American rock ‘n’ roll of Sam’s Town, the anthemic choruses and pop nous of Day & Age, while still sounding like an entirely new path for the band. It’s an album written with the live audience in mind. The guitars are heavier, the drums more powerful, the vocals more commanding – all sounding quintessentially Killers while sounding bigger and better than ever before. It is an album that, like its namesake and the band that created it, does not back down from its own strengths”.
‘Battle Born’ will be released in September 14 in Australia.