The Killers teamed up with VEVO for the ‘Watch This’ series to view one of their most cult-followed songs “Mr. Brightside” from the comforts of the couch, driving the “At Home” scenario deep as we are social distancing due to COVID-19.
The ‘Watch This’ series itself has artists “glance back at their most significant music videos, adding insightful commentary and key insights about the shoots themselves or the career impact of the videos at that time in their career,” so obviously “Mr Brightside” was a great choice for the band.
Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci pick through the video, directed by Sophie Muller, and Flowers says “I never felt natural to make a music video.” They also expressed how they still feel amazed when they’re being interviewed for new songs, it still feels surreal to them even to this day, and how great Actor Eric Roberts is at being a video villain.
VEVO teases in the YouTube caption that this isn’t the only song that the pair watched, and they will be sharing more ‘Watch This’ chats with Brandon and Ronnie soon. We can only assume that means that during each segment, the photo behind them on the couch will change to the album cover, and that there will be one song per album – but we’re just guessing!
WATCH THE VIDEO AND COMMENTARY FOR “MR. BRIGHTSIDE” HERE:
Their newest album, ‘Imploding the Mirage’ will be available on May 29 (currently available for pre-order), and according to USA Today, it is the first album the band will have recorded away from Las Vegas, and Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham joined in for a guest appearance on the track off it’s lead single “Caution.”
“It’s sort of about having the wherewithal to listen to that angel on your shoulder, even if they’re telling you something that you don’t want to hear. And I think for me, this song was a lot about leaving Las Vegas. I was having this sort of hunch or impression that that was something that I was supposed to do for my family. And it was hard for me. … And so it was tough for me to leave, and I thought I was able to harness that energy, and there was a sort of a relief when it happened, and you kind of feel that the spirit in ‘Caution,’ I feel like.”
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