Be Still

Album: Battle Born (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • The band wrote this ballad with producer Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan). Brandon Flowers told the Spotify streaming site: "That was written the same time as 'Here With Me,' we wanted to write ballads. I love our shows, but Killers gigs are like an assault for an hour and a half every night and it would be nice to go on more of a journey. We wrote the lyrics with Lanois at his crazy Gothic mansion in Silverlake. He's like a spiritual gypsy - it's fun to sink in with him and let it all happen. I love the feel of it."
  • The Killers recorded two versions of this song before going with the more contemporary one. "We did one version that was electronic and had this drum machine - it's the one we ended up using on the record," Drummer Ronnie Vannucci told Digital Spy. "It had very little guitar, but we used these old vintage synthesisers and it had this vibe to it. Then the other version was a very organic feeling - it was the band in the room and it was also beautiful. But for the record we stuck with the more modern, futuristic sounding one."

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