The Killers release ‘Boy’

Song is released ahead of new tour

The Killers have released their first new music following the release last year of their acclaimed seventh album Pressure Machine. “Boy” is out now via Island Records. Written by frontman Brandon Flowers, the song sees the band return to their anthemic stadium-filling sound. The band debuted the track at last month’s Mad Cool Festival in Madrid. The song was written before Pressure Machine and, says Flowers, the themes explored in the lyrics actually led him on the path to writing and recording that album.

“This was the first song written after we had to cancel the Imploding The Mirage Tour due to the pandemic,” Flowers shares. “I had recently moved back to Utah and started to make trips to Nephi, where I grew up. I found that the place I had wanted to get away from so desperately at 16 was now a place that I couldn’t stop returning to. I have a son approaching the age I was at that time in my life. With ‘Boy,’ I want to reach out and tell myself – and my sons – to not overthink it. And to look for the “white arrows” in their lives. For me now, white arrows are my wife, children, my songs and the stage.”

Produced by The Killers, Stuart Price and Shawn Everett, the track’s release comes ahead of the band’s North American stadium and arena tour – the biggest of their career to date – which kicks off in Vancouver at Rogers Arena on August 19th. The Killers will return to Australia and New Zealand for 11 shows this November and December as they close out the year with a mix of arena and outdoor shows Down Under starting November 21st.

Pressure Machine landed the group their seventh consecutive No. 1 album on the UK album chart and its seventh consec­utive Top 10 album in the US. In addition, it has become Brandon Flowers’ ninth No. 1 in the UK overall including his two solo albums. Earlier this year, they released a deluxe edition featuring newly-realized, reimagined versions of select songs from the album, framing the stories they tell in different sonic colors.

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