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.