The highly-anticipated collaboration between The Killers and legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen is finally here. Their joint effort is titled “Dustland” and it represents a reimagining of the band’s 2008 single “A Dustland Fairytale.”
The track sees the group’s frontman Brandon Flowers and Springsteen dividing verses before uniting their vocals for the powerful chorus. Hear it below.
Shortly after the song was released into the world, Flowers went on social media to explain how the collaboration came to be. According to Flowers, Springsteen reached out to him a while back via text message with the proposition to team up.
“Watching Glastonbury. You guys have become one hellacious live band, my brother. Love the gold suit. We gotta do Dustland one day. Bruce,” the text message read.
Flowers was initially skeptical about the text, thinking he is a subject of some prank. But after getting in touch with Springsteen’s son Evan, he was convinced the message was genuine.
Brandon Flowers admitted in the past that Springsteen is one of his biggest influences in music. The two crossed paths several times in the past, including Flower’s appearance during Springsteen’s headlining set at Pinkpop Festival, when they performed “Thunder Road” together.
The Killers are currently working on the follow-up to 2020’s Imploding the Mirage, which could see them reuniting with guitarist Dave Keuning. Springsteen, on the other hand, might also have new music up his sleeve according to his recent interviews and could debut it later this year.