The Video For The Killers’ Holiday Charity Single “Boots” Is A Tearjerker

Robbie Daw | December 1, 2010 11:21 am

The video for “Boots”, the fifth annual Project RED holiday single by The Killers, appropriately premiered today, which is World AIDS Day. (Note that for every view of the clip today, Starbucks will donate 5 cents toward the RED campaign). And while it’s light on actual Killers—only Flamingo frontman Brandon Flowers appears in the vid—it’s heavy on tugs on the old heartstrings. Watch below. The “Boots” video, which references the Jimmy Stewart classic It’s A Wonderful Life and was lensed by Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess, briefly features Flowers atop a Las Vegas building during sunset.

Meanwhile, down below, a homeless man finds inspiration after snagging a karaoke machine out of the garbage. He goes on to belt out songs on the Vegas strip, but it’s the surprise ending—which we’re keeping mum about so you watch the whole thing—that has us all misty-eyed.

“Boots” was added to iTunes this week.