Brandon Flowers Says New Solo Album Doesn’t Mean The End For The Killers
Written by Greg Moskovitch on 1st September, 2014
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The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has reassured fans that the Las Vegas group is not going anywhere. Flowers recently announced that he would release a new solo album next year, but said that the album and the band’s hiatus do not mean that his passion for The Killers is in any way diminished.
“I wanna keep being in this band,” the frontman recently told NME. “I don’t think we’ll get too morbid about it, I think we wanna keep going. We’ve been lucky and we’ve checked off a lot of boxes, but you always want to grow and get better, write songs that you haven’t written. And maybe that no one else has written.” Flowers insisted the band are “explorers, and so we’re going to keep on digging.”
The band, who recently played the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK, have long been intending to take a break, with drummer Ronnie Vannucci telling the Daily Star (via Gigwise) last year that the band would take a hiatus before they return to work on a follow-up to 2012's well-received Battle Born.
After confirming in June of last year that he would “definitely” make another solo album, Flowers recently revealed that work has already begun on a follow-up to his 2010 solo debut, Flamingo. Flowers told NME that he’s been working on the album with Vampire Weekend and Haim producer Ariel Rechtshaid.
“The record’s not done yet, but I’m excited about it… I’m liking it,” Flowers told the magazine. The singer also admitted that the album is less influenced by his hometown of Las Vegas than his solo debut. “People are going to interpret it how they will, but there’s only a little bit of Vegas in there,” he said.