Brandon Flowers talks The Killers’ future and solo album
ICYMI, The Killers singer Brandon Flowers recently did an interview with NME.com and talked about the band’s ‘Hot Fuss’ anniversary tour and working on his new solo album. Check out the full interview here.
Flowers spoke to NME after the band released their new ‘best of’ LP, “Rebel Diamonds”, hit #1 in the UK. That’s their eighth chart-topping LP!
Flowers said, “It’s hard to fathom. I’ve been caught up in this whirlwind for 20 years; in this cycle of touring, writing, touring and writing. The most time we had to reflect was during COVID, and it was quite an awakening process to get time to look through all that we’d done. I’m really proud of the band and the work.”
During the interview, Flowers talks about settling past feuds, the band’s “rock n’ roll” future, an anniversary tour for their debut LP ‘Hot Fuss’ and working on the follow up to his two solo albums ‘Flamingo’ and ‘The Desired Effect’.
Flowers said, “Personally, I’m my own harshest critic. I’m still doing that thing I did 20 years ago where I’m looking at our best of and then looking at Tom Petty’s best of and seeing where I’m falling short! But at the same time, I’m looking at it and thinking, ‘You can really see this band striving, maturing, growing and representing ourselves as honestly as possible while still making great music that I’m really proud of.”
Flowers went on to talk about what’s been inspiring him, “Right now, I’ve been gravitating towards relationships and singing about what it takes for people to really make it, while still having empathy for the things that people go through that break them and trying to work through that. Every time I go into this kind of territory, it makes me stronger in my own relationships through realising what I need to do to make them work and what I need to put into them. It’s a really important process for me because it makes me a better person.”
Which other singers would you like to see release solo albums?