On the album, “Runaway Horses” is a duet with indie queen Phoebe Bridgers. For their Kimmel performance, however, The Killers brought out their touring bandmate Erica Canales. Performing from a beautiful set beneath ethereal lighting, this stripped back performance gives “Runaway Horses” an even more tender edge.
Lyrically, the song track tells the tale of an ambitious “small town girl” who loves Radiohead and is “crazy about ‘The Bends’,” The Killers tell NME. The girl soon “puts her dreams on ice” for love, “trading school for weddings and rent.”
Watch The Killers’ performance of “Runaway Horses” below.
The Las Vegas rockers have made a big return with their new album, Pressure Machine.
The new collection serves as the follow-up to 2020’s Imploding The Mirage. Where their last album seemed to channel wide open spaces, this record paints a gritty portrait of small-town America. Pressure Machine is all about the intricacies of small-town life. It comes packed with songs rooted in realism, as frontman Brendan Flowers sings of those who get left behind.
The band says calls Pressure Machine one of their most personal collections yet. Frontman Brandon Flowers explains that it was inspired by his youth, growing up in Nephi, Utah.
“Everything came to this grinding halt,” Flowers explains. “And it was the first time in a long time for me that I was faced with silence. And out of that silence this record began to bloom, full of songs that would have otherwise been too quiet and drowned out by the noise of typical Killers records.”