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The Killers observe American immigration, gun, and criminal justice policies on “Land of the Free”

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It’s The Killers first song in nearly 2 years, and it sounds like the band thinks America can do better.

“Land Of The Free” touches on policy surrounding gun control, immigration policy, and the criminal justice system. Lead singer Brandon Flowers posted on The Killers Twitter account about the inspiration behind the music. He looks back on Sandy Hook. “I there was a single moment that I mentally began to assemble ‘Land of the Free,’ that was it.”

“So how many daughters, tell me how many sons do we have to have to put in the ground before we just break down and face it. We got a problem with guns” he sings over a rock and gospel melody.

“I love my country,” he says in his message. “I know that these are complicated issues, but whether you stand to the left, right, or straddle the line, you’ve gotta believe that we can do better.”

“Land Of The Free” is now available everywhere.

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