The Killers Share New Single ‘boy’

Hear Brandon Flowers and company's first new music in a year.

By Nate Todd Aug 5, 2022 10:01 am PDT

The Killers released a new single, “boy.” The studio track follows frontman Brandon Flowers and company unveiling the song live last month at Mad Cool Festival in Madrid, Spain.

  • The Killers Debut New Song ‘Boy’ At Mad Cool Festival 2022

    The Killers Debut New Song ‘Boy’ At Mad Cool Festival 2022

    The Killers debuted the new song “Boy” during their headlining set at Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival on Thursday.

Produced by The Killers, Stuart Price and Shawn Everett, “boy” marks the rockers’ first new music since their August 2021 album Pressure Machine, which saw Flowers reflecting on the Utah town, Nephi, where he grew up. Flowers noted that he wrote “boy” ahead of the Pressure Machine sessions and after the band canceled the tour around their 2020 album Imploding The Machine:

“This was the first song written after we had to cancel the Imploding The Mirage Tour due to the pandemic. I had recently moved back to Utah and started to make trips to Nephi, where I grew up. I found that the place I had wanted to get away from so desperately at 16 was now a place that I couldn’t stop returning to. I have a son approaching the age I was at that time in my life. With ‘boy,’ I want to reach out and tell myself – and my sons – to not overthink it. And to look for the “white arrows” in their lives. For me now, white arrows are my wife, children, my songs and the stage.”

Stream “boy” below:

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