The Killers “Runaways” (Music Video) + Concert Coverage
The Warren Fu directed video for The Killers first single “Runaways” features mainly just the band performing the track on squares that join together and scenes of a car driving down the long road. “Runaways” is the first track off their new album Battle Born, coming out September 16th. Brandon Flowers is sporting a black leather jacket and belting out the chorus “Ain’t we all just runaways?/
I knew it when I met you, I’m not gonna let you runaway/ I knew it when I held you, I wasn’t lettin’ go!”
Overall, it’s a very simplistic video just featuring the band. I can’t really complain about the video. I liked the use of the car driving down the highway, which seems inspired by the album cover for Battle Born. The album cover features mountains in the distance, a car on a long highway, and a horse running directly at the car. The video isn’t bad, but I was just expecting something a little more inspired. This track is still great and seeing them perform it here shows the unity it brings within the group.
Speaking of the performance, I had the opportunity to see The Killers live last week. I waited on line for about 8-10 hours, meeting people from the fan club (ironically named “The Victims), and I actually got to me a member from the band. Ted Sablay is an American guitar player, keyboardist and writer. He is a touring musician for The Killers and played piano on “Sam’s Town” and “Romeo and Juliet” on the band’s compilation album Sawdust. He also engineered sessions for the Killers’ 2008 album, Day & Age. He was such a nice individual. Everyone on line got to get a glimpse of the band leaving and entering the venue, Webster Hall.
Read the rest of the concert coverage after the jump (video included)…
The performance was great. They didn’t have a crazy set up, just a lightning bolt similar to the one featured on the “Runaways” single artwork. They played all of their hits. “Mr. Brightside”, “Human”, “Read My Mind”, “All These Things That I’ve Done”, “Jenny Was a Friend of Mine”, “Somebody Told Me”, “Smile Like You Mean It”, and “When You Were Young”. All the hits you would expect from The Killers sounded even more amazing live.
Brandon seemed visibly excite by the reaction from the crowd, constantly swearing with excitement under his breath. The hold band was on point, performing other fan favorites like “Spaceman”, “Bling”, “Shadowplay”, and “This is Your Life”. The also performed new tracks from Battle Born called “Runaways”, “Miss Atomic Bomb”, “Here On Out”, and “Flesh and Bone”. If every track sounds as strong as these do live, it should be a great album.
Check out our footage of “Miss Atomic Bomb” below.