After a run of exciting singles and a coronavirus-related delay, The Killers have finally dropped their sixth studio album Imploding the Mirage.
Coming three years since their last record Wonderful Wonderful, the Las Vegas rockers’ new album returns sonically, in a way, to their more rock-focused, bass-driven 2008 record Day & Age. The synth pop of their previous LP shines through, though, on tracks like “Dying Breed” and “My God” with Weyes Blood.
“It’s very much about two people persevering trying to become eternal,” Flowers told NME of Imploding the Mirage. “I couldn’t do that and speak for my wife or the female component without having actual voices representing her. We felt it was really important to have that manifest itself on the record.”
That manifestation came in the form of kd lang, who appears on the beautifully lush “Lightning Fields.” The War on Drugs’ Adam Granduciel and ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham also appear alongside Blake Mills and Lucius to round out the album’s impressive list of collaborators.
Listen to Imploding the Mirage here: