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Watch The Killers debut new track ‘Boy’ at Madrid show

It's the first music to emerge from the band since 2021's 'Pressure Machine'

By Nick Reilly

The Killers' Brandon Flowers performs live in Coventry (Picture: Rob Loud)
The Killers' Brandon Flowers performs live in Coventry (Picture: Rob Loud)

The Killers debuted a new track called ‘Boy’ during their headline set at Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival last night. You can watch them perform the new effort in full below.

It comes after singer Brandon Flowers told Rolling Stone UK last month that the band were gearing up to release a new single later this year.

“Do you wanna be the first to hear us play a new song right now? It goes like this,” Flowers told the audience during their set last night (July 7).

After playing the new song, Flowers asked the crowd, “Si or no?”, before they delivered a resounding “Si” as well as mass applause.

Speaking about plans for new music, Brandon Flowers told Rolling Stone UK earlier this year: “We’re always working. We have a single that is going to come out in the summer that we’re thrilled about. We never sit down and have a roundtable discussion about which direction we’re going to go, we just follow the music. This song in particular we recorded with Shawn Everett and Stuart Price. It sounds exactly as it should!”

The band’s last album came in 2021’s ‘Pressure Machine’, which arrived just a year after 2020’s ‘Imploding The Mirage’.

Speaking about playing those albums live for the first time, Flowers previously said: “They’ll always be considered Covid albums, but I think there’s a lot of beauty in that. Fans of our were really able to sink their teeth into those records. A larger mass of people consumed more Netflix than music though, so it’s always strange to come out with new music because you get one shot in each town.

“Some things surprise you though, ‘Fire on Bone’ feels so natural and easy on stage. We’ve been playing it right after ‘Somebody Told Me’ and it feels like it’s been there forever. There are victories!”