The Killers have unveiled their annual Christmas single and announced details of a compilation album of all of their one-off festive tracks so far, NME reports.
For the last decade, the Las Vegas ‘Mr Brightside’ stars have released a charity single every Christmas for the benefit of (RED) in the battle against AIDs. This year, not only are they back with new track ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’, but have compiled all 10 of their festive tracks on to the album ‘Don’t Waste Your Wishes’.
The new track recalls frontman Brandon Flowers learning the meaning of the classic Yuletide standard from his fourth grade teacher Mr Hansen – who also accompanies him on the song.
‘Don’t Waste Your Wishes’ is available digitally now, before receiving a limited physical release on 9 December – with 100% of the profits going to (RED).
The tracklist for ‘Don’t Waste Your Wishes is: 1.’A Great Big Sled’ feat. Toni Halliday 2. ‘Don’t Shoot Me Santa’ feat. Ryan Pardey 3. ‘Joseph, Better You Than Me’ feat. Elton John & Neil Tennant 4. ‘¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe!’ feat. Wild Light and Mariachi El Bronx 5. ‘Boots’ 6.’The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball’ 7. ‘Feel It In My Bones’ feat. Ryan Pardey 8. ‘Christmas In L.A.’ feat. Dawes 9. ‘Joel The Lump Of Coal’ feat. Jimmy Kimmel 10. ‘Dirt Sledding’ feat. Ryan Pardey & Richard Dreyfuss 11. ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’ feat. Ned Humphrey Hansen
As well as recently celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their seminal second album ‘Sam’s Town’ with a Las Vegas spectacular, The Killers have also been working on their new album and the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Battle Born’ for a few months now.
“We’ll see what happens,” said drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr.”We’ve been working with different people and seeing how it feels, and we’re starting to work with another person now. I don’t know if we wanna reveal who that is.”