The Killers took to Twitter on Monday to reveal their forthcoming studio album, Pressure Machine, out August 13, 2021.
This will be the band’s seventh studio album, and comes only one year after their latest release, Imploding the Mirage.
After their 2020 tour was postponed, frontman Brandon Flowers found himself with a lot of spare time.
“Everything came to this grinding halt,” Flowers said in a statement. “And it was the first time in a long time for me that I was faced with silence. And out of that silence this record began to bloom, full of songs that would have otherwise been too quiet and drowned out by the noise of typical Killers records”
Flowers explained that Pressure Machine will be one of their more personal albums to date, and will focus on his experiences growing up in the small town of Nephi, Utah.
“I discovered this grief that I hadn’t dealt with. Many memories of my time in Nephi are tender. But the ones tied to fear or great sadness were emotionally charged,” he said. “I’ve got more understanding now than when we started the band, and hopefully I was able to do justice to these stories and these lives in this little town that I grew up in.”
Flowers told NME that the new album may even be better than Imploding the Mirage, which received positive reviews from critics and fans alike.
The promotional photos show the return of guitarist Dave Keuning, who had been on a recording and touring hiatus from the band since 2017. Bassist Mark Stoermer doesn’t appear in the photos, though he has been involved in the production of the album. Stoermer hasn’t toured with the band since 2016.
The teaser trailer (below) feels very Sam’s Town. Perhaps we can look forward to more heartland rock from the Las Vegas group.
Keuning told NME back in June that the band was already working on their eighth album, saying, “I don’t think we know what it’ll sound like. It’s too early, but we’re writing ideas for it and we’ve got quite a few already, so we have a good start.”
In addition to the Pressure Machine announcement, The Killers also dropped their rescheduled tour dates from their postponed Imploding the Mirage Tour, which will hit 30 cities throughout North America beginning August 19, 2022.
Check out the trailing for Pressure Machine below and let us know your thoughts. Excited? Underwhelmed? Let’s discuss in the comments below, or on Twitter @altechomusic.