More than 17 years have passed since Iowa transplant Dave Keuning placed an ad in the local Las Vegas Weekly looking to form a band, mentioning Oasis as one of his faves. An eager 20-year-old named Brandon Flowers, who shared Keuning’s love of groups like New Order and the Cure, answered it, only to have Dave promptly hand him a TASCAM-recorded four-track demo of “Mr. Brightside.”
The result was the formation of The Killers, who have released five consecutive chart-topping albums and toured the world thanks to a songwriting partnership that molded such hits as “Somebody Told Me,” “When You Were Young,” “Read My Mind,” and “Human” among others.
Like most artists, Dave took 2020 to write and record new music. This track is off his upcoming 16-track solo release A Mild Case of Everything. This album is the follow-up to his 2019 solo debut Prismism and is due out June 25th, 2021.
This song speaks volumes with its sing-along choruses and powerful alt-rock guitar riffs. Melodic and infectious this track has harmonious lyrics that will be burning through your brain. With one listen you’ll be singing along in no time. Whether you’re a fan of The Killers or not, Dave has created something special that I just can’t get enough of.