The Killers share official video for their Boy single

11 August 2022, 14:10

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The Killers have shared the video for Boy. Picture: Anton Corbijn/Press

After announcing the artwork and release date of their boy single, Brandon Flowers and co finally unleashed it on the world.

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The Killers previously shared the details of a new single.

Taking to Twitter the Las Vegas rockers shared the artwork for Boy and revealed the track would be released on 5th August 2022.

Now they've shared the official video for the synth-laden track, which you can watch below:

The Killers - boy (Official Music Video)

The song was written before Pressure Machine was released and Brandon Flowers revealed how the themes explored in the lyrics actually led him on the path to writing and recording that album.

"This was the first song written after we had to cancel the Imploding The Mirage tour due to the pandemic, explained the frontman. "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.”

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The artwork, which sees Brandon Flowers wearing a moustache can be mirrored with the band's 2017 single, The Man, which sees the Flowers' son Henry standing in the desert with a mask and an oversized jacket.

The Killers' The Man artwork
The Killers' The Man artwork. Picture: Press

Speaking about The Man back in 2017, Flowers told Radio X: "When we first started I definitely thought that I was God's gift. That pretty much eroded away really quickly.

Asked if he still felt that way now, he replied: "No, but it was nice to go back and inhabit that person, and I had to do that to really figure out why I am who I am now".

"Around about the time that The Killers started I guess... that's where The Man harkens back to, and years after as well," he elaborated to NME. "I think a good chunk of [the new] album is making peace with that. I've been cleaning it up for a long time. I don't think that was really a great representation, an honest representation of who I am.

"It came from a place of insecurity and I would just puff my chest out and say things and put a lot of negativity out there. I basically came to regret that and I'm sure a lot of people can identify with that."

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