You couldn’t go months without any possible news from The Killers and it’s about time something happened…. Well, something did fortunately enough. Yesterday morning popped up a rare unreleased song from The Killer’s arsenal titled “O, Sad American Night” which was intended for the Day & Age album. Aside from that leak, Travel Nevada has released “Don’t Fence Me In,” a cover The Killers have recorded exclusively for their new ‘A World Within, A State Apart’ campaign, which is available for download HERE free for a limited time only!
Listen to the song after the jump.
Flowers wrote the songs on Flamingo over the year and a half he spent touring for Day and Age, the Killers’ third, critically acclaimed studio album. (He says the song that served as a catalyst for Flamingo is called “O, Sad American Night,” which was recorded during sessions for Day and Age but didn’t make the cut for that album, and won’t be released on this record, either.) Originally, he’d meant them as material for the band, but circumstances—like being on the road for six years—intervened. “I would prefer if this was a Killers record, although it would obviously be very different if I’d made it with the band,” he says. “We’re just at different places in our lives right now. It’s no secret that they’re ready to put the brakes on for a second. It’s definitely not the end of the Killers, but you can’t blame them—we’ve been going nonstop since 2003.” The upside to recording the album alone was that without the other members of the Killers, Flowers could call the shots himself; the downside, as he explains, is that he feels “a little bit naked.”
Source: The Killers Spain