Killers' Sophomore Album Due In October
July 10, 2006, 12:00 PM ET
The Killers will return Sept. 18 with "When You Were Young," the first single from their highly anticipated sophomore album, which is still untitled. The set is due Oct. 2 in the United Kingdom and a day later in North America via Island Def Jam. It was recorded in the band's Las Vegas hometown with producers Flood and Alan Moulder.
Atop the band's signature vintage keyboard sound and a thumping bass line, lead singer Brandon Flowers asks, "Can we climb this mountain / I donít know / Higher now than ever before / I know we can make it if we take it slow."
Although the track list has yet to be revealed, other songs expected to make the final cut include "Read My Mind," "Bones," "Uncle Johnny Did Cocaine" and the title cut.
The new album is the follow-up to the Killers' 2004 debut, "Hot Fuss," which has sold more than 3 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
"We're trying to strip it down a little bit," lead singer Brandon Flowers previously told Billboard.com of the new material. "Not have it be so busy. Just let it breathe and let it be a great song. We wrote some great songs on the first one, but these have more of a classic feel."