Watch The Killers Entire Evolution Through Their Iconic Music Videos
The secret to every legendary band is growth in their artistry. In celebration of their long-awaited return to the music industry, we take a look back at the diverse, entertaining and captivating music videos that came before 'The Man'.
2003 – MR. BRIGHTSIDE
Melodramatic Moulin Rouge vibes are the perfect aesthetic for this house party essential.
2004 – SOMEBODY TOLD ME
Who knew performing in front of a projection of yourselves in the middle of a desert could be so mesmerizing.
2004 – ALL THESE THINGS THAT I’VE DONE
Sequenced out of order, this black and white, Western music video positions the band against a group of female warriors holding boomerangs. Genius.
2005 – SMILE LIKE YOU MEAN IT
Brandon Flowers walks in spaces filled with memories giving us some serious nostalgic, Sixth Sense vibes.
2006 – WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG
With visuals inspired by Carlos Reygadas, the band takes to Mexico to tell a story of love, sex and betrayal.
2006 – BONES
The band is back in the desert again, this time going for a more cinematic, skeletal aesthetic. Ironically, this track is anything but stripped back.
2006 – FOR REASONS UNKNOWN
Shot almost hybridizing all of their previous videos – For Reasons Unknown is black and white, in front of a projector and melodramatic a.f.
2007 – SHADOWPLAY
You can’t have a song called Shadowplay without some solid Film Noir inspiration.
2007 – TRANQUILIZE (FT. LOU REED)
The hazy special effects and the fact that Brandon Flowers seemingly gets possessed makes for a f*cking weird time.
2008 – HUMAN
The Killers draw heavy inspiration from Pink Floyd to fundamentally make their most artistic music video to date.
2008 – SPACEMAN
In Spaceman, you’ll find the most iconic fashion in any Killers video. We’re talking, MET Gala level of swag.
2009 – THE WORLD WE LIVE IN
The band trade out stinking hot desert vibes for the cool, soothing landscape of Winter Canada.
2009 – A DUSTLAND FAIRYTALE
A beautiful love story to match a beautiful love song.
2012 – RUNAWAYS
The band launches their latest album with a contemporary, vibrant video in their hometown Las Vegas.
2012 – MISS ATOMIC BOMB
Fusing animation with real-life shots allowed the band the perfect storytelling platform to dive into nostalgia before returning to the present.
2012 – HERE WITH ME
Winona Ryder is a candle.
2013 – SHOT AT THE NIGHT
The Killers shed any preconceptions you may have of a seedy Vegas, proving romance is possible in the city of sin.
2013 – JUST ANOTHER GIRL
Quinn from Glee impersonates Brandon Flowers better than Brandon Flowers.
2017 – THE MAN
The Killers make their long-awaited return with a powerful story about the destructive nature of egos.