Song of the Week | The Killers “The Man” | Week of 6/19/2017
The Killers are back and readying their 5th studio album Wonderful, Wonderful which is yet to have an official release date but will most likely drop sometime in or by the fall. From what it sounds like, the band worked with a bunch of different producers before finally settling in the studio to crank out songs. The first taste of the album is lead single “The Man” released this past week. The lyrics are vintage Brandon Flowers – bombastic and charmingly confident. The result is a song that sounds fresh but could possibly leave long-time fans scratching their head. What do you think of the new song?
The last material released by the band were the two new songs they released on their greatest hits album Direct Hits back in late 2013. And oh yeah, the song “Peace of Mind” from Sam’s Town-era was released in 2016. Perhaps that song should have remained unreleased.
The song debut at #26 on the Billboard charts this week.
“I got gas in the tank
I got money in the bank
I got news for you baby, you’re looking at the man
I got skin in the game
I got a household name
I got news for you baby, you’re looking at the man”