Mr. Brightside

mr-brightsideÉ simplesmente impossível escolher UMA música preferida, mas se eu fizesse um TOP 10 da minha vida com certeza Mr. Brightside estaria presente. Esta foi a primeira música feita pelo The Killers, resultado da parceria entre Brandon Flowers e Dave Keuning. Foi o primeiro single da banda e é um dos destaques do Hot Fuss, lançado em 2004.

Sucesso absoluto, ela entrou em listas de melhores do ano, da década e até de todos os tempos. Isso sem falar no ótimo desempenho em termos de vendas.

Mr. Brightside é daquelas músicas que fascinam do primeiro ao último segundo, com seu riff inconfundível, uma letra fácil de gravar e capaz de transmitir uma energia monstruosa, algo que se deve e muito ao fato de Brandon Flowers cantá-la com a alma. E isso não nos surpreende, afinal a letra é baseada na própria vida do cantor, que se decepcionou com uma ex-namorada que o traiu.

“Eu estava dormindo e sabia que havia algo de errado. Eu tenho esses instintos. Fui para o Crown and Anchor e minha namorada estava lá com outro cara”, disse o Sr. Flowers em uma entrevista.

Outra situação interessante em relação a música é também citada em uma entrevista de Brandon, dessa vez para a NME. Ele diz que pelos idos de 2001 havia escrito muitas músicas com Dave, mas eles não sabiam em qual delas investir. Após escutarem o álbum Is This it do Strokes e o considerarem perfeito, ficaram um tanto depressivos e jogaram fora todo o trabalho feito até então, com exceção de Mr. Brightside.

Aqui vai um apanhado de várias versões e covers desta maravilha, incluindo a abertura triunfal do Lollapalooza Brasil 2013.

Versão demo


Versão final – single do Hot Fuss


Ao vivo – Lollapalooza Brasil 2013

Cover – Paul Anka (estilo clássico)

Cover – ELEW (só no piano)


Cover – McFly

Cover – Playradioplay! (uma pegada eletrônica bacana)

Cover – Fall out Boy (ao vivo)

Cover – violino (o melhor)

Remix

Remix – Jacques lu Cont


I’m coming out of my cage
And I’ve been doing just fine
Gotta gotta be down
Because I want it all
It started out with a kiss
How did it end up like this
It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss
Now I’m falling asleep
And she’s calling a cab
While he’s having a smoke
And she’s taking a drag
Now they’re going to bed
And my stomach is sick
And it’s all in my head
But she’s touching his-chest
Now, he takes off her dress
Now, letting me go

And I just can’t look its killing me
And taking control
Jealousy, turning saints into the sea
Swimming through sick lullabies
Choking on your alibis
But it’s just the price I pay
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
‘Cause I’m Mr Brightside

I’m coming out of my cage
And I’ve been doing just fine
Gotta gotta be down
Because I want it all
It started out with a kiss
How did it end up like this
It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss
Now I’m falling asleep
And she’s calling a cab
While he’s having a smoke
And she’s taking a drag
Now they’re going to bed
And my stomach is sick
And it’s all in my head
But she’s touching his-chest
Now, he takes off her dress
Now, letting me go

Cause I just can’t look its killing me
And taking control
Jealousy, turning saints into the sea
Swimming through sick lullabies
Choking on your alibis
But it’s just the price I pay
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
‘Cause I’m Mr Brightside

I never…
I never…
I never…
I never…

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As Músicas de Natal do The Killers

the-killers-natalDesde 2006 o The Killers tem a tradição de lançar uma música com temática de natal, quase sempre com participações especiais, como Elton John e Ryan Pardey. Já são 8 músicas lançadas e você pode escutá-las e ver os videos aqui. Qual sua preferida?

A Great Big Sled (2006)

Letra

Don’t Shoot Me Santa  (2007)

Letra

Joseph, Better You Than Me (2008)

Letra

¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe! (2009)

Letra

Boots (2010)

Letra

The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball (2011)

Letra

I Feel it in My Bones (2012)

Letra

Christmas in LA (2013)

Letra

Melhores músicas: Don’t Shoot Me Santa e Christmas in LA
Pior música: I Feel it in my Bones
Vídeo mais engraçado: Don’t Shoot Me Santa
Vídeo mais emocionante: Boots
Melhor participação especial: Elton John em Joseph, Better You Than Me

Escute todas as músicas clicando AQUI

Nova música do The Killers: Wembley Song

Uma linda balada do The Killers homenageando o mítico Wembley e várias bandas que tocaram por lá, além de dar pinceladas em algumas músicas de sucesso do próprio Killers. Sobrou tempo inclusive para Brandon se retratar por antigas declarações em relação ao Green Day.

Lollapalooza Brasil 2013: The Killers

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O primeiro dia do Lollapalooza Brasil 2013, que aconteceu em São Paulo em 29/03, ficou marcado pelas enormes filas, pela lama, por um protesto da banda Copacabana Club contra o pastor Feliciano, por um nada inspirado Flaming Lips e, principalmente, pelo grandioso show do The Killers.

Como o quarteto de Las Vegas vem evoluindo a cada ano, tanto nos trabalhos em estúdio como nos desempenhos ao vivo, as expectativas eram enormes. Todos os fãs esperavam fazer parte de um momento único na história da banda e foi exatamente isso o que aconteceu.

De maneira matadora eles abriram o show com a clássica Mr. Brightside e o resultado foi o público indo ao delírio em questão de segundos. A música foi cantada a plenos pulmões por todos, visivelmente impressionando e contagiando o já animado Brandon Flowers. A sintonia entre público e banda ficou evidente já nos minutos iniciais, algo que se manteve inalterado até o fim.

A bela The Way it Was ficou ainda mais emocionante ao vivo. Foi neste momento que Brandon Flowers começou a mostrar todo seu carisma ao dizer em português: “oi São Paulo, somos os Killers e esta noite, somos todos seus.”

A capacidade da banda de melhorar as músicas nas versões ao vivo ficou clara também em Miss Atomic Bomb, For Reasons Unknown e From Here on Out. Nesta última, Brandon Flowers pergunta se todos trouxeram os seus “sapatos de dança”. A música tem um riff cheio de energia que combinou bastante com o clima da noite.

Merece um destaque especial A Dustland Fairytale, que para mim foi o momento mais inspirado de todos os integrantes da banda.

E o que dizer de All These Thins That I’ve Done? Possivelmente o grande hit do grupo, um verdadeiro épico que se transforma em hino nos shows. Como não se empolgar com o refrão “I got soul but I’m not a soldier” cantado por milhares em uníssono?

Com direito a chuva, fogos e um show de luzes muito apropriado, a contagiante When You Were Young arrepiou o público já alucinado e fechou com chave de ouro uma performance exemplar. Sobrou um tempo para uma calorosa despedida de um outro cara carismático, o baterista Ronnie Vannucci, que dessa vez não estava fantasiado de mago.

O The Killers alcançou o posto de uma das melhores bandas do cenário atual e tem potencial para crescer ainda mais. Shows como esse, cheios de hits, interação e sintonia, são uma prova disso!

Set List
1 Mr. Brightside
2 Spaceman
3 The Way it Was
4 Smile Like You Mean it
5 Miss Atomic Bomb
6 Human
7 Somebody Told Me
8 For Reasons Unknown
9 From Here on Out
10 A Dustland Fairytale
11 Read My Mind
12 Runaways
13 All These Things That I’ve Done
14 This Is Your Life
15 Jenny Was a Friend of Mine
16 When You Were Young

Veja o show na íntegra clicando AQUI.

Review: The Killers – Battle Born

1 Flesh and Bone  8/10
2 Runaways  9/10
3 The Way it Was  10/10
4 Here with Me  8/10
A Matter of Time  6/10
Deadlines and Commitments  8/10
Miss Atomic Bomb  8/10
8 The Rising Tide  7/10
9 Heart of a Girl  8/10
10 From Here on Out  6/10
11 Be Still  7/10
12 Battle Born  8/10
13 Carry Me Home (bonus)  8/10
14 Flesh and Bone (Jacques Lu Cont Remix) (bonus) 8/10
15 Prize Fighter (bonus)  9/10

Se você escutar Battle Born torcendo para estar diante de um novo Hot Fuss é melhor pensar duas vezes. Ao contrário de inúmeras bandas que vivem se repetindo, o The Killers mostra que não tem medo de arriscar. Usando elementos dos álbuns anteriores e até mesmo de Flamingo – o trabalho solo de Brandon Flowers -, juntamente com as influências principais da banda, como Bruce Springsteen e U2, Battle Born nos oferece um som bastante nostálgico, mas que não nega o desejo de também ser atual.

O álbum possui um bom equilíbrio entre baladas românticas e introspectivas, músicas mais agitadas e aquelas que soam épicas, feitas para serem uma experiência inesquecível ao vivo. O nome Battle Born vem da bandeira do estado de Nevada e funciona como uma lembrança do nascimento desse estado em meio a Guerra Civil americana. A banda está cada vez mais se associando às suas raízes, praticamente nos colocando naquele cenário desértico e cheio de luzes de neon. As letras aqui são um grande destaque. Elas são retratos de situações comuns, que podem estar ao alcance de cada um de nós. Brandon coloca tanta sinceridade e intensidade nas letras e na maneira como canta que chega a arrepiar. Apesar de alguns temas um tanto melancólicos, como relacionamentos que não deram certo ou um pai que foge de suas responsabilidades, existe bastante positividade e esperança de dias melhores, seja em uma história de amor com seus altos e baixos como em The Way it Was ou em um recado para nunca negarmos nossa essência, em Be Still: “Soon enough, you’ll be on your own, steady and straight and if they drag you in the mud, It doesn’t change what’s in your blood“.

O The Killers não é mais uma banda indie tentando emplacar alguns hits. Eles já alcançaram o status daquelas bandas que levam multidões para os shows e que são extremamente influentes, não só em termos musicais. Após quatro álbuns de grande qualidade, o quarteto de Lás Vegas já atingiu a maturidade musical, nos dando a certeza de que ainda vão fazer muitas coisas boas no futuro.
9/10 

/Qual a sua música preferida do Battle Born? Qual a que menos gostou?

The Killers – Battle Born Letra

Lost faith in the human spirit
You walk around like a ghost
Your star spangled heart
Took a train for the coast

When you shine you’re a hill top mansion
So how’d ya lose the light?
Was it blown by the wind?
In the still of the night

Up against the wall
Up against the wall
There’s something dying on the street
When they knock you down
You’re gonna get back on your feet
(But you can’t stop now)

I always saw you as a kind of keeper
Mother to a child
But your boys have grown soft
And your girls have gone wild

From the blue ranch to the black hills
To the redwood sky
The season they pass
But the dream doesn’t die

Now don’t you drop the ball
Up against the wall
There’s something dying on the street
When they knock you down
You’re gonna get back on your feet
(But you can’t stop now)

When they break your heart
And when they called you soft
In the morn remember what I said
Boy you was Battle Born
(But you can’t stop now)

You was Battle Born

When the night boils on the land
Are you haunted by the sound?

It’s gonna take more than a hand
To turn this thing around
But you need it underneath
Rescue, set me free!

Up against the wall
Up against the wall
There’s something dying on the street
When they knock you down
You’re gonna get back on your feet

(But you can’t stop now)

Did they break your heart?
And did they call you soft?
In the morn remember what I said
Boy you was battle born

(But you can’t stop now)

Come on show your face
Come on give us one look more
Unless you fall into the dark

You never win
You never lose
You can never shine if you never prove
Rise in time
They never told
The family man
Turn away
The open home


THE KILLERS – FROM HERE ON OUT LETRAS

Little birdie whispered in my ear,
You been cooking up a world of fear,
Put your hands in things.
You should have known,
You was riding in the danger zone.
Well you had us all fooled with your quarter back smile,
And your crocodile tears there for a while,

My paradigm shifting man you’re making me shout:
Hey, from here on out,
Friends are gonna be hard to come by,
Left us wondering what it all was about,
You had it easy man you chose the hard way,
Walk that old lonely road in a shadow of a doubt,
From here on out.

Should I pass over, decide to cross?
You may wonder what the trouble costs,
That don’t matter now life goes on.
Hallelujah the trouble’s gone,
No sense in holding grudges and its best to forgive,
These are things that I must learn to practice while I live,

Got my paradigm shifting man you’re making me shout:
Hey, from here on out,
Friends are gonna be hard to come by,
Left us wondering what was it was all about,
You had it easy man chose the hard way,
Walk that old lonely road in a shadow of a doubt.
Hey, from here on out,
Let the bugle blow a song of peace time,
Left us wondering what it’s all about,
You been denied but you carried it with ya
,Down that old lonely road in a shadow of a doubt,
Yeah from here on out.

The Killers – Heart of a Girl LYRICS

Looking out my window an angel in robe appeared and nearly pulled me apart
A million miles of freedom
A million miles of road
She wrote her number down
She gave it to me
They had to scrape me off the floor
In this transient town
Waiters and dealers trying to get their foot in the door
That night I called her, she said

Daddy, daddy, daddy, all my life
I’ve been trying to find my place in the world
(I said to her)
Baby, baby, babe I got all night
To listen to the heart of a girl

I can see the time dripping down the clock
We’ve been trying to hear that ancient refrain
It’s the one that knows us when our heads are down
It reminds us of the place from where we came
Where we came

Daddy, daddy, daddy, all my life
I’ve been trying to find my place in this world
Baby, baby, babe I got all night
To listen to the heart of a girl

What happened here? What is this world?
It’s too far from the heart of a girl
Ripping the heart from the drop of a pearl
I’m on the shore waiting for the heart of a girl

Many doors
Knock on one
Standing still, time is raging
Staring down the mouth of 100,000 guns
You’re still here, you’re still here
I believe that we never have to be alone
Yes I believe it’s just around the bend
You can hold it in, or you can scream it on the microphone
There is no end
There is no end

Deep in the night, I feel a presence
Of something that was long ago, told to me
There is a hand guiding the river
The river to wide open sea
And deep in my heart, ?
On any mountain, no I’m not afraid
Standing on stone,
You stand beside me and all of our plans that were made.

The Killers – Deadlines and Commitments Lyrics

Deadlines and Commitments

That place we all run to
That can come down on you
The expectation can be great
If you should ever tire
Or if you should require
Sudden simple twist of fate
Don’t hide away, there’s something to be said
For pushing through
We never ride on horses that discourage you
If you should fall upon hard times
If you should lose your way
There is a place here in this house
That you can stay

If you should find romance
Go on and take that chance
Before the strategies begin
? every morning, in the evening
They can suck you in
Boy don’t I know it…..
This offer won’t be standing
All you gotta do is call
Don’t be afraid to knock on the door

[REFRÃO]

I’m not talking about deadlines and commitments
Sold out of confusion!
There is a place in this house that you can stay

Look at you darling
I’ll be waiting by your side!

This offer won’t be standing
All you gotta do is call
Don’t be afraid to knock on the door

[REFRÃO]

THE KILLERS – THE WAY IT WAS LYRICS



The Way it Was

I drove through the desert last night.
I carried the weight of our last fight.
Elvis singing ‘Don’t be Cruel’ and I wonder if you feel it too.
It’s like we’re going under.
Somewhere outside the lonely Esmeralda County line,
The question of my heart came to my mind:

If I go on with you by my side,
Can it be the way it was when we met?
Did you forget all about those golden nights?

Maybe if thieves stole your heart or maybe we just drifted apart.
I remember driving in my daddy’s car to the airfield,
Blanket on the hood, backs against the windshield.
Back then this thing was running on momentum, love and trust.
That paradise is buried in the dust.

If I go on with you by my side,
Can it be the way it was when we met?
Did you forget all about those golden nights?
(The way it was, it was.)

All of our plans are falling through.
Sometimes a dream, it don’t come true.

Darling. Darling
(If we go on can it be)
Can it be the way it was when we met?
Did you forget all about them golden nights?
If I go on with you by my side,
Can it be the way it was?
My heart is true.Girl, it’s just you I’m thinking of.
Can it be the way it was?

The Killers – Runaways LYRICS

 

Runaways
Blond hair blowin’ in the summer wind
A blue-eyed girl playin’ in the sand
I’d been on her trail for a little while
But that was the night that she broke down and held my hand
A teenage rush
She said, “Ain’t we all just runaways? We got time”
But that ain’t much
We can’t wait ‘til tomorrow
You gotta know that this is real, baby, why you wanna fight it?
It’s the one thing you can choose, oh!

We got engaged on a Friday night
I swore on the head of our unborn child
That I could take care of the three of us
But I got the tendency to slip when the nights get wild
It’s in my blood
She said she might just runaway somewhere else
Someplace good
We can’t wait ‘til tomorrow
You gotta know that this is real, baby, why you wanna fight it?
It’s the one thing you can choose
Let’s take a chance baby, we can’t lose

Ain’t we all just runaways?
I knew it when I met you, I’m not gonna let you runaway
I knew it when I held you, I wasn’t lettin’ go!

We used to look at the stars and confess our dreams
Hold each other ‘til the morning light
We used to laugh, now we only fight
Baby are you lonesome now?

At night I come home after they go to sleep
Like a stumbling a ghost, I haunt these halls
There’s a picture of us on our wedding day
I recognize the girl but I can’t settle in these walls

We can’t wait ‘til tomorrow
Oh we’re caught up in the appeal baby, why you wanna hide it?
It’s the last thing on my mind (Why you wanna hide it?)
I turn the engine over and my body just comes alive

Oh! Oh! Oh!

Ain’t we all just runaways?
Yeah, runaways
Ain’t we all just runaways?
Yeah