Fresh from debuting new track ‘Land Of The Free’ earlier today (14th January), The Killers have now revealed a Spike Lee directed video for the track.
Given a first spin on Beats 1 earlier, the song now has a video directed by the Academy Award winning film legend, which you can check out below.
A press release explains: “The band gave Spike Lee full creative rein, and he filmed the video over a few weeks at the tail end of 2018, traveling to the U.S./Mexico border to capture scenes of migrants families as they made their way towards ‘the land of the free’.”
“I think it’s a very important time right now,” frontman Brandon Flowers explains. “Enough Was Enough is basically where it comes from. It started in my mind around when the Sandy Hook happened, and as a father how that effected me. And then it just started stacking up. It was things like Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, things like what’s happening at the wall. This stuff didn’t seem to be in harmony with the values I think my country was founded on.
He continues: “I would start the song and I would put it away and say ‘I’m not the guy to do this’, or I’d feel inadequate. Waiting for ‘somebody’s gonna write this song’. And then it just piled up, and I finally just… Las Vegas, Orlando, Parkland – it just kept coming, it was like ‘I gotta… I have to get this out…'”
The track features both Brandon and drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer, both of whom have taken a step back from Killers duty in recent years, do not appear – but Brandon stresses that doesn’t mean they won’t in future. He also reveals a new Killers album could be at the end of 2019, but more likely 2020.