As has been their custom for the past seven years now, The Killers have released a new song in honor of Christmas. It’s called “I Feel It In My Bones.”
When you watch the video below, you’ll understand why I’m hesitating. I almost don’t know what to say about it. On the one hand, the song is catchy, original, and a great all-around rock tune that would play well almost any time of year.
I get the idea that someone involved with the writing of this song had some issues with Santa as a child. The Santa character in the video (played by Killers’ former tour manager Ryan Pardey) is just plain scary, almost like a scary clown. Seriously, this is more like a Halloween tune. As in, it could frighten young children. (!)
At first, “I Feel It In My Bones” plays like a rougher, modern-day version of “I’m Getting’ Nuttin’ For Christmas.” The Killers (or at least Brandon Flowers) was bad, so he’s gonna get coal in his stocking. But as the song plays, it becomes apparent that this Santa isn’t simply gonna ignore all you bad girls and boys. No, this machete-wielding, motorcycle-riding guy in the red suit is comin’ after ya. Mwa-ha-ha-ha.
And yet, as songs go—I actually really liked it. What does that say about me?
The good thing is, the money raised from the song is going to charity, as is also The Killers’ custom. They’ve been supporting Bono’s Product Red campaign for years, so the proceeds from “I Feel It In My Bones” will go toward a good cause.
And really, I think it’s a good song. Just…um…just watch the video yourself first before sharing it with your kids.