Runaways is the lead single from American indie rock band The Killers’ fourth studio album, Battle Born, and was released in the UK on Tuesday, the single itself released last week. Four years after Day and Age saw them dip their toe into dancier waters, The Killers make their grand return with the Killersiest comeback single you could ever hope to hear. If Day and Age was a stylistic reaction to the unjust critical kicking their second album took, then Runaways’ is the sound of the band re-embracing their inner Springsteen.
The song starts off gently with some bare-bones piano chords and not a whole lot else, but it gains momentum faster than you can remember the lyrics to Mr Brightside. Four minutes later, you’ve got a galloping desert rocker good enough to roll with the best of the Vegas quartet’s catalogue. What do you think of the single? Give us a tweet at twitter.com/tulipradio
It sounds to us like The Killers have come a long way since their first hit Somebody Told Me in 2004, and after a short break, they are back, delivering the same kind of music we love, which is why Runaways by the Killers is Tulip Radio’s Song Of The Week.