The Killers have a new album loaded up and ready to go. The band was supposed to release the new LP Imploding The Mirage last month. The LP is now in limbo, and it doesn’t have a release date. But still, the Killers are doing the things that big bands have to do to promote new albums. They’ve dropped two early singles, “Fire In Bone” and the Lindsey Buckingham collab “Caution.” They’ve played late-night shows and livestreams. And now they’ve shared another grand, triumphant new single.
“My Own Soul’s Warning,” the new Killers single, is a bracing shot of arena-rock majesty — a band reaching for U2-style theatrics in a time when those theatrics are in decidedly short supply. Brandon Flowers sings about internal struggles, talking about storms within his own heart and using the biggest, most ridiculous imagery he can conjure: “If you could see through the banner of the sun/ Into eternity’s eyes/ Like a vision reaching down to you/ Would you turn away?”
The song surges and pounds and glimmers. There’s a clarion-call synth riff that reminds me of Big Country. The tempo seems studiously calibrated to echo around stadiums and festival grounds in satisfying ways. It’s pretty great! Listen below.
“My Own Soul’s Warning” is out now on the streaming platforms. God only knows when Imploding The Mirage will be out.