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New Music: The Killers – “Runaways”

on July 10, 2012, 5:08pm

the killers runaways New Music: The Killers   Runaways

As promised, The Killers return today with “Runaways”, the lead single off their forthcoming album, Battle Born. Patrolling with sparkly synths and left-hook guitar punches, the latest offering from Brandon Flowers sees him returning to Sam’s Town with a bounty of stories. “It’s in my blood,” he sings, later stating, “Let’s take a chance, baby, we can’t lose.” Towards the middle, there’s a slight nod to Wendy Carlos on the synths, which adds a rather esteemed wash to this post-2000 arena rock bliss. All in all, a good harbinger of the forthcoming battle.

Update: Battle Born will be released on September 18th via Island Records.

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Emily
July 24, 2012 at 4:09 am

Great song!

Cari
July 13, 2012 at 10:51 pm

It’s not awful, but it’s not amazing. Fairly predictable from them, and sounds strangely like…Springsteen?

Graham
July 11, 2012 at 9:25 am

ha!! good one! This song is excellent! Much better than any cheap pop or rock out at the moment! The killers are clearly one of the only bands around now still making REAL music!

Phil
July 11, 2012 at 4:20 am

Horrid…sorry. Really horrid. Cheap songwriting, honestly, and tragic 80`s relic attempt.

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