SINGLE REVIEW: The Killers – Caution

In a week where we really could do with some good news in the world, The Killers have given us some hope with the announcement of their sixth studio album, ‘Imploding The Mirage’ which will be released on May 29. And on top of that the Las Vegas four piece have announced a massive Australian tour as well as released the highly-anticipated lead single from the record. 

‘Caution’ is a theatrically charged pop-rock moment that takes the structure of their fellow anthemic tracks in their discography and builds a four and a half minute re-cap of what they can do as a band.

Incorporating a giant guitar solo by Lindsay Buckingham from Fleetwood Mac, they add a little extra star power to this song that gives listeners an extra special talking point.

Following their last album ‘Wonderful Wonderful’, there is no shortage of strong production behind this track that feels like quintessential The Killers. But structurally, the element of surprise is non existent as it really follows lead from all their previous material.

After the strong comeback return of ‘The Man’ as a lead single for ‘Wonderful Wonderful’, there was an electric excitement around receiving new music from The Killers, but ‘Caution’ doesn’t create that same impact.

The song is good and is listenable in it’s “radio edit” form, but it’s not as memorable as it’s predecessor. What it does do is show that the band still can churn out a decent pop-rock track while channeling their anthemic arena rock sound they’ve honed. 

The Killers Australian Tour

Wednesday 11 November – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane 

Saturday 14 November – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney

Wednesday 18 November – RAC Arena, Perth

Saturday 21 November – AAMI Park, Melbourne