The Killers discuss their iconic music videos for Vevo’s Watch This Series


Vevo announce the release of¬†Watch This¬†featuring¬†The¬†Killers¬†and their music videos for “When You Were Young,” “Bones” and “The Man.” The Killers’¬†Watch This¬†series premiered with “Mr. Brightside” last month.¬†Watch This¬†brings¬†a¬†camera to¬†the¬†‚Äúcomments‚ÄĚ section of¬†a¬†music video. These episodes act as¬†a¬†forum for inside-scoop commentary from¬†The¬†Killers¬†themselves as they look back at their music videos, giving¬†a¬†first-hand interpretation on everything from inspiration to impact.

As they matured from their indie dance-rock roots into torchbearers of new wave and Americana-inspired anthems, Las Vegas rock quartet¬†the¬†Killers¬†earned global success. With¬†a¬†mix of ’80s-styled synth pop and fashionista charm,¬†the¬†band’s multi-platinum 2004 debut, Hot Fuss, became one of¬†the¬†decade’s biggest releases, spawning four hit singles — including their most enduring hit, “Mr. Brightside” — and catapulting¬†the¬†group into¬†the¬†international spotlight. After¬†the¬†abrupt stylistic shift on 2006 sophomore effort Sam’s Town — which de-emphasized¬†the¬†group’s new wave revivalism in favor of¬†the¬†heartland rock of Bruce Springsteen and Rattle and Hum-era U2 — they struck¬†a¬†balance between their two sides on¬†a¬†consistent run of Top Ten releases that peaked with 2017’s chart-topping Wonderful Wonderful.

Founding foursome Brandon Flowers (vocals/keyboards), David Keuning (guitar), Mark Stoermer (bass), and Ronnie Vannucci (drums) first came together in 2002, two years before Hot Fuss introduced their band to¬†the¬†public. Flowers had been sacked by his former synth pop band, Blush Response, after refusing to move to Los Angeles with¬†the¬†rest of his bandmates. Instead, he remained in Las Vegas, where he soon met local guitarist and Oasis fanatic Keuning.¬†The¬†two began collaborating on material; within weeks, they’d composed their soon-to-be radio hit “Mr. Brightside.” Stoermer,¬†a¬†former medical courier, and Vannucci,¬†a¬†classical percussion major at UNLV, eventually joined¬†the¬†fray, and¬†the¬†band began playing small clubs in its hometown.¬†A¬†U.K. representative for Warner Bros. caught wind of¬†the¬†Killers’ brewing hype, and although he neglected to bring them on board¬†the¬†Warner roster, he did pass along their demo to¬†the¬†London-based indie imprint Lizard King.¬†The¬†British label quickly signed¬†the¬†Killers, who temporarily moved to¬†the¬†U.K. and issued¬†a¬†limited-edition single for “Mr. Brightside.”¬†The¬†Killers’ buzz had effectively traveled back across¬†the¬†Atlantic by fall 2003, and¬†the¬†band was offered¬†a¬†prime spot at¬†the¬†annual CMJ Music Marathon in New York City.¬†A¬†worldwide deal with Island followed shortly thereafter, positioning¬†the¬†Killers¬†to join¬†the¬†ranks of fellow indie/post-punk revivalists Interpol,¬†the¬†Rapture, and¬†the¬†Strokes.

Watch This¬†featuring¬†The¬†Killers‚Äô ‚ÄúMr. Brightside,‚ÄĚ “When You Were Young,” “Bones” and “The Man” is now streaming on all platforms. Keep up with exclusive content from artists all over¬†the¬†world on¬†

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