“The More Things Change….”
Upon first listen of “Runaways”, The Killers first new single in almost four years, and it seems as if the Springsteen-esque Americana rock of Sam’s Town has seeped back into the Las Vegas band’s collective consciousness again. The debut single off of the highly anticipated Battle Born (Due in the fall), “Runaways” is everything fans have come to expect from a Killers track: grandiose and catchy. There’s an extra layer of synths in there as well to show that the band haven’t completely abandoned the more electronic aspects of Day & Age. “Runaways” is definitely not anything that’s a stretch for The Killers but if it’s indicative of a return to the sound of their golden sophomore album then Battle Born might be the surprise rock hit of the fall.