The Killers wasted no time basking in positive reviews for their latest album Imploding The Mirage. Instead, the band got back to work producing new music for another album they say could drop within the next year.
During a feature interview with NME, frontman Brandon Flowers confirmed work on a new album he hopes to release in the next 10 months. “You know when someone makes a record and they say that they have 50 songs and they’re going to release another record? Well, we really are!” he tells the publication. “We’ve already gone back into the studio with Rado and Shawn. I’m excited. It might be better than 'Imploding The Mirage.'”
Foxygen’s Jonathan Rando and The War On Drugs collaborator Shawn Everett, served as producers for Imploding The Mirage. Flowers tells NME the prospective album will not draw any themes or narratives to their latest release.
Bands are known to use spillover studio tracks for a follow-up albums (The Beatles applied unused songs from Abbey Road to Let It Be). What makes The Killers’ process unique is a worldwide pandemic. “I had a lot of time on my hands. Before I’d normally be gearing up to tour, all of that time has gone back into writing more songs,” Flowers said about quarantine during COVID-19. “It’s been pretty fruitful.”
"I’m not writing a quarantine album or anything like that. You kind of just start hitting your stride when you’re finishing a record. You’re writing lyrics, you’re mixing everything, you’re in it – then you go on tour. It’s interesting to not be going on tour and having any of that stuff taking up my brain.”