The Killers get political on new song, “Land of the Free”

Racism, gun violence and immigration policies—the Las Vegas band’s got a lot to say.

The Killers are coming out of their cage, and they’re not feeling fine at all. In their latest track “Land of the Free,” frontman Brandon Flowers adopts a strident political stance, bemoaning the fractures in American society.

Over a gospel-influenced piano arrangement, Flowers stomps through the issues of the day: institutional racism, failures in gun reform, that wall… they’re all in there. “Down at the border, they’re gonna put up a wall,” he chants. “Concrete and rebar steel beams / High enough to keep all those filthy hands off of our hopes and our dreams / People who just want the same things we do.”

And to really hammer home the point, the band enlisted the help of legendary director Spike Lee on the video, which is a montage of struggling migrant families.

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