The Killers have unveiled a new stand alone single today, “Land of the Free.” The singles comes along with a video directed by Academy-Award winning director, Spike Lee.
Recorded at their own Battle Born Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada and produced by Jacknife Lee, with additional gospel vocals by (vocal co-arranger) Lynn Mabry, Dorian Holley, Will Wheaton, Sherree Patrice Brown, Akasha Mabry and Killers’ touring vocalists Amanda Brown, Danielle René Withers and Erica Canales. The Killers asked Spike Lee to make the video for the song, with the result being a heartfelt commentary inspired by current events and some recent national tragedies.
The band gave Lee full creative control, and he used this to film the video over a few weeks at the end of 2018, traveling to the U.S./Mexico border to capture scenes of migrants families as they made their way towards America.
“Land of the Free” is the first taste of new music from The Killers since 2017’s Wonderful Wonderful. In a new interview with Zane Lowe, however, vocalist Brandon Flowers says that a new album isn’t likely to come out until early 2020.