The Killers are back with the first official taste of their forthcoming new album Battleborn. “Runaways” is a storming slow build pop anthem that combines late 70s new wave with the kind of Springsteenian storytelling that Brandon Flowers showcased on both Flamingo and Sam’s Town.
Rather than revolving around a typically infectious hook, The Killers instead build a wall of sound and a wave of momentum before truly unleashing the final chorus. Will it triumph at V Festival? It’s hard to say, but Killers fans have reason for excitement.