‘Land Of The Free’ follows 2017’s ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ LP and was premiered as Zane Lowe’s World Record on his Beats 1 show just now.
Speaking of the track on the show, Brandon Flowers said: “I think it’s a very important time right now. And ‘enough was enough’ is basically where it comes from. 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. I would start the song and then I would put it away and I’d say, ‘I’m not the guy to do this,’ or I’d feel inadequate, waiting, somebody’s going to write this song. Then it just piled up … Las Vegas, Orlando, Parkland, and it just kept coming and I was just like, I have to get this out.”
Watch the Spike Lee-directed video for ‘Land Of The Free’ below.