Day 2 of my week with The Killers and today its 'Spaceman'.
'Spaceman' was released as a single in 2008. It was the second single taken from their third studio album Day & Age which was released the same year.
This wasn't one of their biggest hits - it peaked at number 40 in the UK singles chart. I think its really different though. Its still rock - all drums, guitar and keyboard, but yet again, its Flowers on vocals that makes it stand out.
The video can only be described as crazy. Flowers donned in a sort of red body suit with lots of flamboyant touches, namely feathers and spikes is at some sort of wedding cake like stand where everyone is dressed up and dancing. There is a big dinner table and a feast going on. Its very bright, very eccentric and features harpists of all things. As the camera pans out it seems the celebration is happening in the middle of a wide open space.
Its more dance than some of their earlier stuff, and a bit more 80's sounding but its a great record. It seems to be about an alien abduction experience. The lyrics refer to being taken from your bed and having your blood type taken before they cut you open. Lovely stuff!!
So The Killers and the voices they hear at night produced another great song with 'Spaceman'. Its weird and brilliant, so go take a listen and let me know what you think of it.
If you cant wait for Day 3, you can check out My Music page here. Happy listening :)