"Was it love, or was it just easy?"
This is pretty epic. And pretty crunchy. I know many of you are hoping to hear new Killers material that marks a return to the sound of "Hot Fuss." But this new track is nothing like that.
It brings more of the swaggering, '70s inspired Americana that the group presented on "Sam's Town." The song has an angsty streak with Flowers' frantic vocals and a swirling guitar riff that leads up to a steady outro much in the vein of "Exitlude" on "Sam's Town." A children's choir is even featured to turn up the drama and make it a true event.
The vocal pairing of Flowers and Reed works very well, but the song itself still needs to grow on me. I'm holding out for the high-quality version that will be featured on "Sawdust," their upcoming collection of B-sides.
(For some reason, I am still looking for a teaming between David Bowie and the Killers. I think that would even be more exciting.)