The Killers have reworked the lyrics to their single “Land of the Free” to address the death of George Floyd.
Taking to their Instagram page the Las Vegas band posted the video with Brandon Flowers on the piano, and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. and Killers touring member Robert Loud on acoustic guitars.
“How many killings must one man watch in his home?” Brandon Flowers sings before spelling out the exact length of time that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kept his knee on Floyd’s neck. “Eight measured minutes and 46 seconds, another boy in the bag/Another stain on the flag.”
The original version of the song was released January 2019.
It spoke out against gun violence and President Trump’s proposed border wall.