Bruce springsteen has teamed up with Springsteen for the first time to cover his Las Vegas band’s “favorite” track ‘A Dustland Fairytale’, simply renamed ‘Dustland’ after this collaboration which is now available on digital platforms.
As reported by Brandon Flowers in his social media, it all started in February 2020 with a message received on his mobile from a non-memorized number: “I’m watching (the) Glastonbury festival. You guys have become a spectacularly hellish live band, bro! I love the costume from gold! We have to do ‘Dustland’ one day“.
The vocalist and songwriter of The Killers He managed to confirm the identity of the author of the message through Evan, son of Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, who is joined by a great friendship that has now also extended to his father and that has materialized with this collaboration.
Originally included on the disc of The Killers ‘Day & Age’ (2008), ‘A Dustland Fairytale’ was written in the middle of Flowers’ mother’s battle with cancer, who passed away at 64 years of age.
“It was an attempt to understand my father better (…). To cry for my mother. To acknowledge their sacrifices and maybe even take a glimpse of how strong love must be to stay in this world. It was my therapy. It was cathartic, “said the vocalist.
“Bruce has written a lot about people like my parents and has found a lot of beauty in the hopes and dreams of invisible people. Their struggles, and their losses,” the musician highlighted in his messages, in which he thanked the Boss “to have opened this door”.
From this Wednesday it is possible to enjoy on the official channel of The Killers on YouTube the performance they recorded with Springsteen with ‘Dustland’ for the program ‘The Today Show’.
In 2020, in the middle of the covid-19 pandemic, the band published their latest and acclaimed album, ‘Imploding The Mirage’, which will take them on a tour of many countries in 2022, including the Mad Cool festival in Madrid. Springsteen, meanwhile, was also the author of another of the albums considered last year by international critics, ‘Letter To You’.