The Killers, the indie rock quartet from Last Vegas, not the infamous political clan from down south, are on their way to Manila. [firstpara]
If you are like us, we bet you’ve already made a shortlist of songs you’re poised to frenetically scream at the group: “Brandoooon! Isang ‘Mr. Brightside’ naman diyan o!”
But if you’re just about to get into the groove for their January 31 concert at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, you’re in luck, buddy!
We have made a short mixtape slash playlist for you. If you welcome our unsolicitated advice, we even tell you when to give each song a listen. The Killers have never been this significant, we tell ya!
1 Somebody Told Me (Hot Fuss, 2004)
Listen to when: Hitting on a girl in a dance club, chasing her to no avail, only to find out later on that just like you, she likes girls, too
Killer line: “Somebody told me that you had a boyfriend who looked like a girlfriend that I had in February of last year”
2 Mr. Brightside (Hot Fuss, 2004)
Listen to when: Dying of jealousy toward anyone—an ex who has found a new love, an office crush who’s now going steady with a colleague, a celebrity who’s dating a magazine staffer (not from FHM).
Or that boyish girl you met at the club who has now realized she really likes men—and trying to get over it the best way you can.
Killer line: “It started out with a kiss, how did it end up like this? It was only a kiss!”
3 All These Things That I’ve Done (Hot Fuss, 2004)
Listen to when: Going back to Him, possibly before going through a confession booth
Killer line: “And when there's nowhere else to run, is there room for one more son? These changes ain't changing me—the cold-hearted boy I used to be”
4 Read My Mind (Sam’s Town, 2006)
Listen to when: Your girlfriend is breaking it off with you, and though you’re initially against it, you eventually concede and realize that it’s the best thing to do
Killer line: “Oh well I don't mind, if you don't mind 'cause I don't shine if you don't shine. Before you go, can you read my mind?”
WORDS BY: ALEX PAITA
ILLUSTRATION BY: DONNA TRILLANA