How, as one of the world’s biggest bands, do you recover from the slight misstep of your fourth album, followed by a five year gap? Ah yes, by going all-out ridiculous and coming back with a single the size and scale of ‘The Man’.
For The Killers - you know, that band who wrote Mr Bloody Brightside - writing hits is hardly a task, but after 2012’s ‘Battle Born’ failed to live up to expectation, there was probably more riding on this comeback single than many thought.
Luckily, ‘The Man’ is huge, bombastic and fearless, with Brandon Flowers at his most enticing. “I know the score like the back of my hand,” he begins, with lashings of sass, and he only gets more confident from there.
“I got skin in the game / I got a household name / I got news for you baby, you’re looking at the man,” the track’s near-obscene chorus concludes, and, in the very best way possible, we’ve heard nothing quite like it so far this year.