Published Jun 08, 2020Last January, the Killers critiqued America's gun obsession and for-profit prison system on single "Land of the Free," and the band have now updated the song with lyrics for society's present moment.
On Instagram, the band shared a performance video of the song, with updated lyrics that reference the murder of George Floyd and America's political climate. You can watch it below.
"How many killings must one man watch in his home?" frontman Brandon Flowers sings. "Eight measured minutes and 46 seconds, another boy in the bag, another stain on the flag."
"When Brandon texted me these new lyrics I cried and felt the heart he put into them," Killers touring member Robert Loud wrote in sharing the video. "It was an honor to be a part of this. Let's 'break the cycle' of racism and injustice by starting inside of each of us and those we are close to and also work to spread it out from there until it really is the land of the free. There are too many stains on the flag."
The Killers postponed the release of new album Imploding the Mirage back in April. The effort has yet to receive a new release date.