Oops! I went to a Killers concert last night.
Apparently they decided to only play four US stops, which seems stingy because they have two scheduled just in Krakow, Poland. Seeing as they made their name in the UK, though, I get it. It’s been 10 years since The Killers first emerged with Mr. Brightside, and the 30-somethings are still rocking sold-out houses. They’ve hit that groove where their teenage fans from a decade ago are still cool enough to hang with the younger, emerging generation of fans. It makes me feel both old and hip.
Runaways sucks you in with an intro that swirls around Flowers’ voice and is reminiscent of Don McLean and Rick Springfield. In classic style, they build up to the fist-pumping anthem that almost every Killers’ hit has been. The energy of the song piles up throughout until you just have to give in and let go.
Let’s take a chance baby we can’t lose
Mean we’re all just runaways
I knew that when I met you, I’m not gonna let you runaway
I knew that when I held you, I wasn’t lettin’ go”
Battle Born will drop in September and all we have for now is this one little gem of a single. So reach back into your bag of tricks from 2002 and relive some of your dreams that were soundtracked by The Killers. Sometimes you just need a little nostalgia in your life.