After sharing a teaser for something new last night (18 July), The Killers have announced their upcoming album Pressure Machine.
Last night The Killers shared a teaser trailer for something new "coming soon", and this afternoon (19 July) they've announced Pressure Machine, their follow-up to last year's Imploding The Mirage album.
Pressure Machine 8.13.21 pic.twitter.com/TZ56fvnnmy— The Killers (@thekillers) July 19, 2021
Pressure Machine, much like Imploding The Mirage, is co-produced by The Killers, Shawn Everett and Foxygen's Jonathan Rado.
Lead vocalist Brandon Flowers says, "Everything came to this grinding halt, 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."
The album is inspired by Flowers' hometown of Nephi, Utah, where he lived from ages 10-16. The songs are based on his memories of living there, and feature commentary from current Nephi locals.
Drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. says, "We were discussing [Brandon] moving to Nephi as a kid and being stuck in the middle of nowhere, and during Covid-19, it started to feel like we were all in the middle of nowhere."
Flowers adds, "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. 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."