Today’s Sonic Selection is an older track from Las Vegas alt-rock band The Killers (@thekillers).
The Killers – “When You Were Young”
The lead single from their second studio album Sam’s Town, “When You Were Young” marks a musical coming-of-age for The Killers, as they improved significantly upon their debut with a more mature sound. The heavy orchestration and dramatic elements that made them a commercial success are still evident in this track, but the raw vocals and organic feel of the instrumentation provide an indie-like sound that is wholly different from most pop records. There are points where the track sounds as if it has elements of lo-fi, which is now booming in popularity in today’s indie rock scene. While the song is understandably glossier than any indie record, that doesn’t give it any less appeal to those turned off by standard pop music.
Though the track was released in 2006, “When You Were Young” is an instance where a radio-made single can still be a worthwhile listen in today’s bland musical climate.
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