LISTEN: The Killers "The Man" - New Music Review - Amy Brooks

Bowie fans unite.  I'm starting to feel that the only way we are going to get a new Alt Rock track is to embrace our inner 80's.  In the case of the new Killers' song "The Man", think Bowie...and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Case in point, The Killers' brand new tune "The Man" plays out like a glitzy, self indulgent, glam-rock 80's track.  Sounds as if I'm panning it I realize, but I assure you I'm not!  I am a girl of the 80's after all and therefore an eternal fan of 80's Bowie.  So if that's where Alt rock is taking us, well let me buckle in, I'll be happy to come along for the ride.

Wednesday, June 14th, The Killers dropped this, their first new song (not including their annual Christmas track for charity) since 2012 and is gearing up for the arrival of its fifth studio release, Wonderful Wonderful.  

First of all, Brandon Flowers absolutely NAILS the swagger in "The Man".  The lyrics are sung from the first person...

I got gas in the tank
I got money in the bank
I got news for you baby, you're looking at the man
I got skin in the game
I got a household name
I got news for you baby, you're looking at the man

...but it isn't lost on me that Brandon likely ISN'T singing about himself at all.  It's either an overall general feeling of those in power convinced that they really are "The Man"...or perhaps it's another quiet dig on someone in the news everyday who would likely take it as flattery.  (I find it more appealing and telling when I interpret the song from that sort of villainous perspective).

Subject matter aside (sometimes it's no use trying to figure out a song's meaning, but to rather, sit back and enjoy the...

“funkier than anything we’ve ever done before, bass-line"

as Brandon Flowers recently told BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac.  so that's what i have done.  And I've decided I give this new Killers song 2 thumbs up.  I like the funk and I will never NOT love Brandon's voice.

Therefore, this killers' fan is looking forward to more from the new album.

Check out "The Man" below and then for shits and giggles, I've attached Bowie's "Fashion' in comparison...


The Killers - The Man (Audio)

Music video by The Killers performing The Man. (C) 2017 Island Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Let's face it...SAME base line!!!

David Bowie - Fashion

Music video by David Bowie performing Fashion.