The Killers dropped a surprise deluxe edition of their most recent album, Imploding the Mirage, on Friday (Jan. 29), which includes a new song and two live tracks.
The previously-unreleased “C’est La Vie” is a loose, piano-spiced rhythmic workout that features some of singer Brandon Flowers’ most straightforward, celebratory lyrics about how sometimes you’re up and sometimes, well, you’re down.
“There’s dignity in calloused hands/ The tools you have are not for sale/ Well, sometimes, you’re the hammer/ And sometimes, you’re the nail/ It’s not about how you get lost/ It’s what you do to find the trail,” he sings over a chugging, jangly rhythm and cowbells before dropping into a scatting chorus.
The expanded edition also includes the “Wasatch Style” live version of the album single “Caution” and a moving acoustic take of another radio track, “Blowback.” Fans recently voted Mirage their favorite rock album of 2020 in a poll and the good news is that there might be more where that came from. The band fueled rumors of a potential follow-up in late December when they shared a cryptic post that looked like an 11-song track listing for an upcoming album.
The mysterious post featured such potential song titles as “Pressure Machine,” “In Another Life,” “Sleepwalker” and “Runaway Horses.”
Listen to the deluxe edition of Mirage below.
As if Imploding The Mirage wasn’t deluxe enough, we made it even more so! Excess granted, people of earth, behold the mighty deluxe edition! https://t.co/wtTQo31ZoD
— The Killers (@thekillers) January 29, 2021