So this is The Killers new single from Battle Born, called Here With Me.
I have to admit that as much as I like their new album I've been left
somewhat disappointed with their choice for the third single. We've had
Runaways and Miss Atomic Bomb so far which have been excellent choices -
and Runaways is their best lead single ever in my opinion - but they've
gone for a rather weak choice for the new single. If I'm honest, Here
With Me is the only song from Battle Born that I can say with more or
less certainty that I just don't really like. One of my main grievances
with the song is the line "I don't want your picture on my cell phone"
that is part of the chorus. I think that line is a bit cringe worthy
really and doesn't show off Brandon's lyrical abilities at all, and he's
grown from strength to strength as a lyricist with each album I think.
There are elements of the arrangement I like, like the little synth
bubbles but I guess all in all it's just a bit too much of a power
ballad style track for my taste. There's just nothing really to sustain
my interest in the track I'm afraid. Personally, I think they should
have gone with The Rising Tide or even Battle Born for the next single
choice. I don't think my other two favourites - these being From Here On
Out and Deadlines & Commitments - would have the potential to be
hits really. The song is redeemed though somewhat by the video, which
takes that aforementioned embarrassing line and gives it a new spin. The
video was directed by Tim Burton (following on from the excellent video
he directed for Bones). I find the video slightly creepy if I'm honest
but I definitely have to give credit were it's due - it has a concept
that I really didn't expect and manages to make what is a fairly
uninteresting song actually a bit more interesting. Just a shame that I
feel the song itself is a bit of a disappointment.