Entitled ‘Runaways’, it is the debut track lifted from their new studio album ‘Battle Born’ and will be released on July 17. It is the Las Vegas band’s fourth album which itself will be released on September 14.’.
A series of producers worked on the album, including Madonna collaborator Stuart Price, Steve Lillywhite, Damian Taylor and Brendan O’Brien. It is the band’s first album for over four years.
Songs confirmed to appear on the album include ‘Heart Of A Girl’, ‘Flesh And Bone’ and ‘Carry Me Home’, with the tracklisting set to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Last month, singer Brandon Flowers explained the title of the album, which is also the name of the band’s studio and a nickname for their home state of Nevada, saying: “In a sense, all Americans are battle born. Our ancestors came here for something better.” Drummer Ronnie Vanucci added: “It’s living up to its title. This is our difficult fourth record.”
Speaking on UK radio recently, frontman Flowers admitted that he checks online to see what the reaction to his songs is like. Of ‘Runaways’, which had leaked earlier in the day, he said: “I’m guilty of checking, seeing what the scoop is. I want people to like it, so I’m kind of curious as to what the reaction is.”
He added that he was confident that the song would go down well with fans, saying: “I’ve always felt good about this song. It’s exciting to think that we’re gonna be playing again – we want people to hear this new stuff.”