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The Killers return with new single “Land of the Free”: Stream

The Killers were spotted in the recording studio in December, and now we know why. Brandon Flowers and his Las Vegas-bred outfit have released a new single titled “Land of the Free”.

Debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 program, the track sees The Killers taking a strong political stance, singing about what should be — despite Donald Trump’s warped views — the country’s commitment to freedom and diversity.

“When I go out in my car, I don’t think twice/ But if you’re the wrong color skin (I’m standing crying)/ You grow up looking over both your shoulders,” Flowers sings on the piano-led song, which also features the stirring vocals of a gospel choir. He goes on to comment on the broken criminal justice system of the US, specifically our prisons: “In the land of the free/ We got more people locked up than the rest of the world/ Right here in red white and blue/ Incarceration’s become big business, it’s harvest time out on the avenue.”

Take a listen below.

The Killers’ last album came with Wonderful Wonderful from 2017. Speaking with Lowe, Flowers said the band’s new album will likely arrive in 2020. “In a perfect world, I could see the end of the year having something, but it’s probably more likely that it would be early 2020,” he explained.

Last year, they celebrated the 10th anniversary of Day & Age, as well as released a career-spanning vinyl box set.

“Land of the Free” Artwork:

"land of the free" the killers new song music stream
"land of the free" the killers new song music stream

The Killers in the studio last month: