It has been a startling four years since we’ve heard any new music from the Las Vegas bred band, The Killers. After dazzling us with great hits like “Mr. Brightside” and “When You Were Young,” the group almost disappeared into the sunset. Finally, the group has announced that they will be releasing a new album soon titled “Battle Born” and today, the first single has been released online for our listening pleasure. The Killers are back baby!

I have always been a fan of this rock/pop groups lyrics and musical style and “Runaways” is no exception. Blending perfectly their ingredients of synths, guitars, drums and frontman Brandon Flowers’ vocals, you have one solid tune that doesn’t shy away from the tracks we’re used to from the band. Flowers sings out: “We used to look at the stars and confess our dreams, hold each other till the morning light / we used to laugh, now we only fight, baby are you lonesome now.” The heartbreaking track is a great lead-off for the new album and I can’t wait to hear the rest of the record. Check out “Runaways” below.

The Killers, “Runaways”