The Killers have released their new single "Human" from their forthcoming release Day & Age. A few years ago, The Killers hit the scene with a wave of other bands reviving the Big 80's New Wave sound for a generation of kids who saw The Breakfast Club every weekend on TV. Singles like "All These Things That I've Done" and "Mr. Brightside" made a huge impact on the music listening public. But ego and...more ego led to the bloated and self important follow up "When We Were Young" which was OK but caused me to lose interest quickly. Now they're back to the funner, poppier sound of their debut record on this single. "Human" (not to be confused with the Human League "Human") would have fit perfectly running over the credits of a John Hughes movie, flame haired Molly Ringwald beaming at the camera in her homemade clothes as she beats the "richies" or whatever the supposed class warfare she was engaged in during those flicks. While I can't say this is the best Killers song I've heard, I like the heavy synths, percolating beat and O.M.D. worthy vocal. It's pretty good and I deem it Farmer Ted worthy. I'm only Human, of flesh and blood, I'm made.
The Killers "Human"