The Killers’ New Album is ‘Grown-Up’

2017-08-18

Story by Cat Badra

The Killers show off their more mature side with their new album, ‘Wonderful Wonderful’

The Killers have a new album on the way, “Wonderful Wonderful,” and the new release will show a different side of the guys.

Frontman Brandon Flowers says the band wanted to create a more “grown-up” release following 2012’s “Battle Born.”

“I talked to (producer Jacknife Lee) about wanting to make a more grown-up record,” Flowers said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “It’s a scary word to say ‘adult,’ so we say ‘grown-up.'”

Flowers also explained that the album is very personal. The lead single off the set, “The Man,” is about Flowers, who is 36, looking back and critiquing his behavior as a 21-year-old. The song “Some Kind of Love” is in honor of Flowers’ wife, who has PTSD.

“It’s really emotional,” Flowers explained of “Some Kind of Love.” He added, “I played that for her, and she just sobbed.”

Flowers is a father now, and he says having that responsibility absolutely impacts his songwriting.

“The thing that keeps me honest is my kids,” he said. “They’re gonna have to face what I’m putting out one day, and I want them to be proud. I also want to be able to walk into a restaurant with my head held high.”

“Wonderful Wonderful” will arrive on Sept. 22.

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