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The Killers return with anti-Trump anthem and Spike Lee-directed clip

The Killers returns with new single “Land of the Free”: Stream The Killers – “Land Of The Free”
Charles Bowen | 16 January, 2019, 22:20

The track was released with a poignant video directed by Academy Award-winner Spike Lee.

Giving Spike Lee full creative reign, he traveled to the U.S/Mexico Border to film the migrant families as they tried to make their way through to "the land of the free" near the end of 2018.

The track attacks Trump's stance on immigration.

The stand-off has lead to the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history.

"In the land of the free".

Flowers has said he felt compelled to pen the track after the Sandy Hook school shooting in CT in 2012 and those that followed in his hometown of Las Vegas, as well as Orlando and Parkland, Florida.

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The lyrics continue saying, "Down at the border, they're gonna put up a wall, concrete and rebar steel beams (I'm standing crying) high enough to keep all those filthy hands off of our hopes and our dreams".

"I think it is a very important time right now and "enough is enough" was basically where it comes from". And then it just started stacking up - things like Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin, things like what's happening at the wall.

"You know this stuff just didn't seem to be in harmony with the values that I believe my country was founded on. It was just like I've gotta, have to get this out".

Land of the Free is the first official new music to be released since The Killers' 2017 Wonderful Wonderful album, and according to a recent interview we may not get a follow-up till next year.

"I see my family in the faces of these vulnerable people", he added.

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