With a week left until the release of their Killers’ sixth studio album, the group is back to give fans one final taste before the full-length is in our hands (or music playing device).
On Friday (Aug. 14), the Las Vegas-founded act unleashed another song from Imploding the Mirage. Titled “Dying Breed,” the four-minute track gives us what we have come to expect from the band; a slow and mellow start, which eventually gives way to their stadium-rock sound.
According to frontman Brandon Flowers, “Dying Breed” contains his “most romantic lyrics to date,” and that’s saying a lot since the band’s last studio album was mostly inspired by Flowers’ wife, Tana.
“I like the idea of where me and my wife have gotten to and where we headed,” Flowers tells NME.
“An overriding theme of this record is asking the question, ‘Can two become one?’ I know it’s old-fashioned, but it’s my life. It’s probably the prettiest or most romantic lyric I’ve ever written.”
He continues: “My favorite line on the record is ‘I’ll be there when water’s rising / I’ll be your lifeguard.’ I feel thankful for that. I want her to know that no matter what, I’m going to stay by her side and keep the promise.”
Listen to “Dying Breed” above.
“Dying Breed” will join previously released tracks “Caution,” “Fire in Bone,” and “My Own Soul’s Warning” on the upcoming album.
Imploding the Mirage is due out next Friday, Aug. 21. Pre-orders are still available for purchase on the band’s website.