The Killers Return to Utah on New Single "boy"

The song was written before last year's 'Pressure Machine'

BY Allie GregoryPublished Aug 5, 2022

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.

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