The Killers deliver breathtaking performance of their newest single 'Caution' on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
Frontman Brandon Flowers belted out high-pitched vocal lines for the new track in a superb and electrifying rendition for the show's latest episode
The Killers performed a stripped-back rendition of their recent song 'Caution' on Monday's episode of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'. The band, whom Ellen DeGeneres introduced as one of her favorites, played the song remotely when the episode was recorded prior to the Black Lives Matter protests. The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers said, "Hello, Ellen and everyone at home. We hope everybody's staying healthy and safe. We hope to see you all in person one day" before announcing the performance. The singer alternated between piano and synthesizer and delivered a breathtaking performance along with his band who played bass, acoustic guitar, and drums. The recording is rich, tight, and superb for a live performance, but especially notable for Flowers' powerful vocals as he effortlessly hits the high notes. The electric guitar solo from former Fleetwood Mac member Lindsey Buckingham, who appears in the studio version, is not included in the performance.
'Caution' features as the lead single from the band's upcoming studio album 'Imploding the Mirage'. The LP follows their fifth studio album 'Wonderful Wonderful' which released in 2017. 'Imploding the Mirage' also features eyes Blood, KD Lang, the War on Drugs’ Adam Granduciel, Blake Mills and Lucius while Shawn Everett and Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado produced the project. The album also features the single 'Fire in Bone' and the live-debuted 'Blowback'. It was originally scheduled for release in May but was indefinitely delayed as they worked to finalize the album, according to Rolling Stone.
The band performed in the One World: Together at Home special on April 18 and was part of Global Citizen’s special coronavirus fundraiser event, lead by Lady Gaga. The Killers also addressed the death of George Floyd on June 8 with added lyrics to their 2019 protest tune 'Land of the Free', including, "how many killings must one man watch in his home?” and “Eight measured minutes and 46 seconds, another boy in the bag. Another stain on the flag.” The band also spoke about the creative journey behind 'Imploding the Mirage' in an interview with Rolling Stone. “A lot of moments reminded me of making our first album, where you just know that it’s going to connect because of the way it makes you feel,” the frontman said. “I felt like that 20-year-old kid almost inventing something again.”
Watch The Killers perform 'Caution' on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' here.