Brandon Flowers details Phoebe Bridgers' feature on The Killers' new album

Publish Date
Friday, 20 August 2021, 11:38AM

The Killers' latest album 'Pressure Machine' is very personal to singer Brandon Flowers — all the songs are inspired by real-life stories from Nephi, Utah, that town he grew up in — but he knew he needed some outside help to achieve the "female element" he was looking for on the track "Runaway Horses", and rising indie star Phoebe Bridgers jumped at the opportunity to lend her vocals to the track.

“I still remember the first time I heard [her 2017 single] ‘Funeral’ on some college public radio station and just thinking, ‘This must be Phoebe Bridgers’,” Flowers recalled during and interview with NME. “I knew it just from the way that people had written about her. There was so much beauty. It seemed so natural. She has a little bit of Wild West in her. She has rodeo people in her bloodline. She brought a sadness to the song that’s integral to it, but also inherent in her. It was the perfect combination.”

Although The Killers just released 'Pressure Machine' earlier this month, they are already hard at work on a "heavier" eighth album. However, fans shouldn't expect this one to come out as quickly as its predecessor, unless the band's touring plans once again get thwarted by the pandemic.

This article was first published on and is republished here with permission

Take your Radio, Podcasts and Music with you