The Killers Return to Utah on New Single "boy"

The song was written before last year's 'Pressure Machine'
The Killers Return to Utah on New Single 'boy'
Ahead of their globe-trotting arena tour — which kicks off in Vancouver later this month — the Killers have shared a glimpse of new music to come with a new single called "boy."

Following the release of last year's Pressure Machine, the band are back with the new track, which was co-produced alongside Stuart Price and Shawn Everett, written sometime before the sessions for their last album commenced.

Bandleader Brandon Flowers elaborated in a statement:

This was the first song written after we had to cancel the Imploding the Mirage tour due to the pandemic. 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.

The song itself — arriving courtesy of Island Records — is a Springsteen-meets-the-Cure type affair, with Flowers's restrained, populist vocals sounding off atop '80s-inspired synthy alt-rock.

Listen to that below, and check the Killers' upcoming tour dates — including Canadian performances in Toronto and Montreal — here.