Day 5 of my week with The Killers and today its 'Human'.
'Human' was the first single from their third albym 'Day & Age' in 2009.
This is a very 80's sounding song with more than a nod to the greats like New Order, but with just enough sass and edge to make it modern. More of a dance song than rock, heading them into more alt rock really.
Its still largely guitars, but its got a synthesizer electronic sound to it. Brandon Flowers sounds beautiful on this, and its a lot softer and gentler than their previous output. He has such a great voice, and it just perfectly suits the tone of this uplifting song.
The video features the band out in the desert with their instruments and stage gear. It looks hot but they look cool. Flowers in a black jacket with flamboyant feathers on the shoulders, and the rest of the band just looking like a rock band, and just cool as. At one point they hold up a portrait of themselves in place of their heads.
'Human' reached number 3 in the UK singles chart, giving them a big hit. There was some confusion though over the lyrics. Namely the bit that goes "Are we human, or are we dancer". Apparently some people thought he sang "denser" which doesn't make sense, but it spawned a debate over what the song means. He quite clearly says dancer not denser, so goodness knows what that was all about!!
Another great song from this band, and there we have day 5. If you can't wait for day 6, or if you missed days 1-4 you can find them over at My Music page along with loads more - just click here. Happy listening :)