Runaways by The Killers

I’ve been loving Runaways, The Killers first single off their upcoming album. It is totally a throwback to those rock songs from the 1980s that were epic tales of a couple once burning bright but then ending up hating each other. I’m thinking of songs like Meatloaf’s Paradise by the Dashboard Light and Billy Joel’s Scenes from an Italian Restaurant, Bruce Springsteen’s Brilliant Disguise, and Bon Jovi’s Living on a Prayer (though that one doesn’t end badly). This song has such tones of that both lyrically and musically that the first time I heard it I was convinced that it was some song from the 80s that I had somehow just missed, but when I went online to look up what it was I discovered it was in fact by The Killers, which obviously meant it wasn’t from the 80s at all. I feel like it’s not the kind of song that is really being written these days, so I’m quite enjoying it just as I loved all the songs that seem to have influenced it.

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