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The Killers Discuss Dead Romance in “Dying Breed”

Brace yourselves, Victims! We’re getting closer to the release of The Killers‘ sixth studio album, Imploding the Mirage, this Friday. Luckily, the wait has been short since the band has treated us with four singles so far. The latest track they’ve shared is “Dying Breed,” which they teased back on April 24 on an Instagram livestream.

“Dying Breed” touches on the topic of old-fashioned love and how real, strong relationships are hard to find nowadays. For many years, lead singer Brandon Flowers‘ wife, Tana, has been his muse when writing songs. The majority of tracks in the band’s previous album, Wonderful Wonderful, were written for and about her and it seems like Imploding the Mirage will not be different.

In an interview with NME, Flowers referred to “Dying Breed” by saying, “My favorite line on the record is ‘I’ll be there when water’s rising // I’ll be your lifeguard.’ I feel thankful for that. I want her to know that no matter what, I’m going to stay by her side and keep the promise.”

“Dying Breed” is a little different from “Caution,” “Fire in Bone” and “My Own Soul’s Warning,” but it definitely sounds like previous The Killers tracks; it also reminisces Brandon’s 2015 solo album The Desired Effect. Of course, synthesizers have been one of the main features in the Imploding the Mirage era, but the band still keeps their essence and style, and Ronnie Vannucci‘s awesome drumming is ever-present.

Unsurprisingly, The Killers keep getting better every time they release a song, and fans could not be more excited to hear the rest of the album.

You can listen to “Dying Breed” below:

Remember that you can pre-order Imploding the Mirage, which drops this Friday, on The Killers’ official website.

Featured Image: Thomas Blackshear/Island Records

Kenly Campos

Costa Rica