The Killers have announced they’ll be releasing their new album ‘Pressure Machine’ next month.
The band’s seventh full-length, it’s co-produced alongside Shawn Everett and Jonathan Rado of Foxygen, all of whom worked on last year’s ‘Imploding The Mirage’.
“Everything came to this grinding halt,” says frontman Brandon Flowers, speaking about the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. “And it was the first time in a long time for me that I was faced with silence. And out of that silence this record began to bloom, full of songs that would have otherwise been too quiet and drowned out by the noise of typical Killers records.”
‘Pressure Machine’ is described as “a quieter, character-study-driven album” which “lives squarely in Flowers’ hometown of Nephi, Utah, a close-knit community of 5300 people with no traffic lights, a rubber plant, wheat fields, and the West Hills”.
“We were discussing [Brandon] moving to Nephi as a kid and being stuck in the middle of nowhere,” says drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. “And during Covid-19, it started to feel like we were all in the middle of nowhere.”
“I discovered this grief that I hadn’t dealt with,” Flowers adds, “many memories of my time in Nephi are tender. But the ones tied to fear or great sadness were emotionally charged. I’ve got more understanding now than when we started the band, and hopefully I was able to do justice to these stories and these lives in this little town that I grew up in.”
Set to arrive on 13th August, you can check out a trailer for ‘Pressure Machine’ below.