The song is given a sombre new reading...

The Killers have shared a new version of their song 'Land Of The Free'.

The new performance references the death of George Floyd, a potent, outspoken performance that also references the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others and others during police arrests.

The song was initially released in January 2019, with Brandon Flowers telling Zane Lowe on his Apple Music Beats 1 show that he wanted to express something about modern America.

He said: "It started in my mind around when Sandy Hook happened, and as a father how that affected me. And then it just started stacking up - things like Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin, things like what’s happening at the wall. This stuff didn’t seem to be in harmony with the values that I believe my country was founded on."

This new lockdown live performance finds Brandon Flowers updating the lyrics, singing:

"How many killings must one man watch in his home? / Eight measured minutes and 46 seconds, another boy in the bag / Another stain on the flag."

Tune in now.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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