The Killers debuted their new song ‘Blowback’ — from their delayed new album Imploding The Mirage — and covered Tom Petty for CBS This Morning’s ‘Saturday Sessions’. You can check ‘Blowback’ out below.
Recorded at the band’s Utah studio, Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. performed acoustic renditions of two Imploding the Mirage songs — first single ‘Caution’ and the new ‘Blowback’ — as well as Petty’s ‘The Waiting,’ which the group previously performed live only once following Petty’s death in October 2017.
Imploding The Mirage was initially due out on 29 May, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the album’s arrival has been postponed to a to-be-determined date; after unveiling their latest single ‘Fire In Bone,’ the band said the new release date would be revealed “in the coming weeks.” The Killers also teased another Imploding The Mirage track, ‘Dying Breed,’ during a livestream on Friday.
Rolling Stone said the band “will be receiving a new release date in the coming weeks due to delays in finalizing the album,” according to a statement. A new release date is expected soon. The Killers previously described Imploding The Mirage as “the light after the dark; the overcoming of sadness and moving into celebration. It’s a record about eternal love, perseverance through hard times, and the strength gained from friendships and familial bonds whilst weathering a storm.”
The follow-up to 2017’s Wonderful Wonderful, Imploding the Mirage features guest stars including former Fleetwood Mac star Lindsey Buckingham, Weyes Blood, K.D. Lang, War on Drugs’ Adam Granducil, Blake Mills and Lucius. It was produced by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado and Shawn Everett.
The Killers also recently announced the unfortunate, but not unexpected, news that the band’s UK tour would be postponed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The run of dates was originally scheduled to kick-off at the end of May, in support of Imploding The Mirage.