The Killers Tease 'Celestial Rock and Roll' on the Eve of 'Imploding the Mirage' Release

Brandon Flowers says the work is “celestial rock & roll”

August 20, 2020

The Killers are keeping fans on the edge of their screens, squirming with anticipation for the band’s latest album Imploding the Mirage, set to release Friday.

“Here are the facts. Imploding the Mirage is less than 24 hours away, but first the Youtube world premiere for the new ‘My Own Souls Warning’ music video,” the group tweeted, accompanied by an ominous photo of front man Brandon Flowers dressed in white, foreground amid a sky fabric backdrop.

In an interview with The Los Angeles Times, Flowers describes the new album as “celestial rock & roll.” The cover art was inspired by a Thomas Blackshear painting Dance of the Wind and Storm. He tells The Times, the painting acted as a muse for the group’s creative focus and drive. "It became a member of the band," Flowers says. "Having that album cover around and the idea of what this was album was really helped in making a cohesive, artistic statement."

Fans have been buzzing about the new work for most of 2020. The Killers released a number one single from the upcoming album, Caution, back in March. Recording sessions for “Imploding The Mirage” spanned across the country in many locations including L.A., Las Vegas, and Park City, UT. The group also collaborated with influential artists like Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham, kd lang, Weyes Blood, Adam Granduciel of War On Drugs, Blake Mills, and Lucius.

The band recently postponed their remaining 2020 tour dates due to the Coronavirus pandemic. But, they promised fans to return when the time was right. “We want nothing more to hit the road and play these songs for you and when the time is right, we will do just that!” the group wrote in an Instagram post.

“Be safe and be healthy. We appreciate you.“

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