Early last month The Killers released a short promo video to formally announce the forthcoming release of their new album Battle Born. Today we get our first listen of the band’s first single from the album, a song titled Runaways. Longtime fans of The Killers will, I think, appreciate this new single because it hearkens back to the classic sound of the band that we all know and love. Runaways is a bona fide Killers track, y’all. Take a listen to the song in full below.
As much as I love The Killers, I wasn’t too crazy about the band’s last album Day & Age. But, I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve listened to the band’s debut album Hot Fuss. This new track really reminds me of that album, particularly because of its similarity to the song When You Were Young. Check it out:
Some bands/musicians have a sound that is uniquely their own … Garbage has that quality, Alanis Morissette has that quality, Fiona Apple has that quality. The Killers, too, have that quatlity and this song is a definite Killers song … which is reassuring, IMHO. I dig this first single from Battle Born. If this is a sign of what’s to come, I am really looking forward to the album’s release this Fall.