New Sounds: The Killers get back on that disco-rock dance floor with ‘The Man’

“I got gas in the tank,
I got money in the bank,
I got news for you baby,
You’re looking at The Man…”

Sweet sassy molassy, there’s probably only one man in America who can sing that lyric with calm, confidence, and poise — without sounding like a total chooch — and that man is Brandon Flowers.

Luckily for him, you, and everyone else, he’s exactly “The Man” who delivers that pitch, fresh off The Killers’ funky new disco-rock jam that premiered earlier today on BBC Radio 1, I Heart Radio, and Sirius XM.

So what’s up with this fairly odd new Killers’ joint? It’s a groove-laded number, heavy on the beats n’ treats, and serves as the first track off the Vegas band’s upcoming fifth album, Wonderful Wonderful, the follow up to 2012’s Battle Born. Here’s some press notes, because no one knows B-Flo like those around B-Flo penning approved messages from the mothership: “Renowned for his ability to paint evocative pictures of small town American life, Killers frontman Brandon Flowers turns that remarkable skill on himself with ‘The Man.’ The song finds Brandon looking back on his younger self, the ‘Brandon Flowers’ persona from their Grammy-nominated debut Hot Fuss, and reconciling that wide-eyed character with the man he is now. It’s also the most infectious pop song of their already accomplished career.”

He’s coming out of his cage and he’s been doing just fine. We might need a few dozen more spins of this one before we fully wrap our heads around it, so hit it on Spotify and join the party below.

The Killers Live 2017
June 22: Odense, Denmark @ Tinderbox Festival
June 24: Athens, Greece @ Ejekt Festival
June 29: Seinajoki, Finland @ Provinssirock Festival
July 1: Norrkoping, Sweden @ Bravalla Festival
July 5: Novi Sad, Serbia @ Exit Festival
July 7: Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao BBK Live Festival
July 8: London, England @ British Summer Time Hyde Park
August 4: Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
October 6-8: Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
October 13-15: Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
October 20-22: Phoenix, AZ @ Lost Lake Music Festival
October 27-29: New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Festival