The Killers have announced that their new album is titled Wonderful Wonderful and shared their new single, “The Man.” It premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show today. Stream it below The release date for the follow-up to 2012’s Battle Born has not been announced yet. The band is on tour now; this past weekend, they debuted a new song called “Run for Cover” live at a show in Atlantic City. They’ll play Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and more festivals throughout the rest of the summer. In a new interview with Annie Mac, Flowers said that they worked on the new album with producers Jacknife Lee and Stuart Price.
Last year, the Killers announced reissues of 2006’s Sam’s Town (for its 10th anniversary) and 2004’s Hot Fuss. Their debut album Hot Fuss was first released on June 7, 2004 in the United Kingdom on Lizard King Records. Following the release, the band’s extensive touring and the success of the Grammy Award nominated singles “Somebody Told Me”, “All These Things That I’ve Done” and “Mr. Brightside” led to the album becoming a huge commercial success. Sam’s Town was subsequently recorded at Studio at the Palms in Las Vegas. After recording was finished for the album Brandon Flowers claimed he felt the band had made “one of the best albums of the past twenty years” and that he wanted the album to capture “everything important that got me to where I am today”. In July 2006, the lead single “When You Were Young” was premiered and it became a hit, gaining another two Grammy Award nominations and mostly positive reviews with many bringing attention to the influence of Heartland rock on the song.
The Killers’ new album is “shaping up to be their most sonically forward-thinking record yet; an LP bursting with all of the blazing choruses and arena-filling anthems,” according to a press release.
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