The Killers stopped by The Late Late Show to perform “In Another Life,” off their recent album Pressure Machine. The band appeared remotely from a darkened venue, complete with a jukebox and wood-paneled walls.
Pressure Machine dropped in August. The album, produced by the band with Shawn Everett and Jonathan Rado, is the band’s seventh full-length.
To create the songs, frontman Brandon Flowers was inspired by his formative years in the tiny, remote Utah town of Nephi. The album is a concept record about life in Nephi told from the perspective of various townspeople that touches on everything from prescription drug abuse and poverty to crime, homophobia, and depression.
“When I was writing these songs, I was thinking of things like Sherwood Anderson’s book Winesburg, Ohio or that book Pastures of Heaven [by John Steinbeck],” Flowers told Rolling Stone, “where’s it’s all these short stories that take place in this one setting. For some reason, I had the audacity to try it myself. Once I realized they were going to take place here and they were going to be true stories, everything just really fell in our laps.”
The Killers recently played a live show at New York City’s Terminal 5, during which they performed a few songs off of the new album.