The Killers and Bruce Springsteen have linked up on "Dustland," a new rendition of the band's 2008 single “A Dustland Fairytale" off the (criminally underappreciated) album Day & Age. And unsurprisingly, it's very, very good.
“Its lineage leads straight to Bruce," Killers frontman Brandon Flowers said in an interview with Rolling Stone. "When we finished it back in 2008, I sent him a copy and a note expressing my gratitude for his contribution to my life.”
“I attribute my discovery and absorption of his music with helping me become a more authentic writer,” he continues. “He helped me to see the extraordinary in everyday people and their lives. And in this case, it was my parents who were under the microscope. Their faith and doubts, their search for salvation in the desert. It sounds Biblical. It also sounds Springsteenian.”