The Killers’ “Runaways”: Listen To Their First ‘Battle Born’ Single

Jul 10th, 2012 // 4 Comments
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Curious to hear what the lead single from Battle Born, the first new album by The Killers in four years, sounds like? The Las Vegas band was set to premiere “Runaways” on L.A.’s KROQ this morning, but turns out the tune made its way online, as these things often do.

At any rate, the song is a rather bombastic one that features shimmery synths, fat guitar riffs, slamming drum work by Ronnie Vannucci and Brandon Flowers‘ lyrical tale of a young blond-haired, blue-eyed girl who flees home and gets hitched to a handsome but boozing (and possibly unfaithful?) charmer. Hear it below!

“We used to look at the stars and confess our dreams, hold each other till the morning light / we used to laugh, now we only fight, baby are you lonesome now,” Flowers croons on “Runaways”.

Don’t let the upbeat instrumentation fool you — Brandon’s lyrics of a sad marriage will rip your heart out. Here’s hoping things in the Flowers household aren’t this bad! But either way, we can confidently say this is a solid return for The Killers. Bring on Battle Born.

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  1. Freeman

    It’s basically AMAZING. The song just works on so many levels. Those drums are awesome, and I’m definetly feeling some Big Talk influences mixed with fome Flamingo style vocals.

  2. A reminder that the Scissor Sisters are the best and so underrated.

  3. Rachael

    I was wondering if Brandon Flowers know about this lightening sign? Isn’t that illuminati? I don’t think Brandon Flowers would encourage that. It’s not exactly the same lightening as the illuminati one, it’s the opposite way.

  4. Katrina

    Brandon flowers woudn’t be in illuminati as he’s a strong mormon. Mormons aren’t encouraging these kind of stuff, not even gambling!

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