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Aug 31, 2020

Music Crush Monday: The Killers

Have you given “The Dying Breed” by The Killers a listen? We’re popping this new track at the top of our music selection this week.

Cover Art by Thomas Blackshear

The Killers’ new album Imploding the Mirage was initially slated to release in May of 2020 but was moved to August, due to Covid-19. They’ve also had to postpone their concert tour. The Killers first teased the song during an April 24-dated Instagram Live, but frontman Brandon Flowers has claimed “the Dying Breed” to hold the most romantic lyric he’s ever written, about his wife and muse Tana Mundkowsky. Of the comment Brandon said, “I like the idea of where me and my wife have gotten to and where we headed,”. “An overriding theme of this record is asking the question, ‘Can two become one?’ I know it’s old-fashioned, but it’s my life. It’s probably the prettiest or most romantic lyric I’ve ever written.” He revealed in an interview to NME.

Artist Thomas Blackshear painted the majestic horse cover art for the single, who also used his “Dance of the Wind and Storm” print from 1996 for the Imploding The Mirage cover art.