Killers 3

Is it just me or could this have been the song playing at the end of the breakfast club? From the first echoing vocal by lead singer Brandon Flowers, to the triumphant build up leading to the chorus, this track oozes 80’s. This collaboration between The Killers and Anthony Gonzalez, frontman and mastermind of dream-pop band M83, has resulted in some of the most retro sounding music I have heard in a long, long time. “Shot at the Night” is Gonzalez’s second major solo venture as a producer, the first being the soundtrack for the film Oblivion, and I have to say, he’s two for two. In my opinion, this song is more of a showcase of Gonzalez’s talents as a producer than it is of The Killers as a band. From the crisp synths to the echoing vocals, Gonzalez’s prowess as a producer is in full effect. This combination of signature 80’s synth pop and The Killers style of stadium rock has resulted in another classic M83 ballad. So here it is, “Shot at the Night” by The Killers. Fair warning though, don’t be surprised if your parents think they remember this song from high school.