Killers frontman Brandon Flowers is working on his sophomore solo album
The Killers are still taking a break, so frontman Brandon Flowers is using his extra time to work on his sophomore solo album. Flowers says that his new solo material, which will arrive sometime in 2015, isn’t shaping up to sound like his solo debut, “Flamingo.”
“Even though I’m still young, you can start to get set in your ways,” Flowers told NME. “Change is good and there’s always growth, I’m always looking for that.”
Flowers added that Grammy-winner Ariel Rechtshaid, who is producing the new album, is really adding to the experience.
“He’s really knowledgeable about every genre; it’s pretty incredible what he’s able to reference and pull out,” Flowers said. “(The new album is) definitely going to be different, but I’m still in the thick of it, hammering away.”
The Killers did come out of hibernation for their annual Christmas single. This year, it was “Joel, the Lump of Coal,” which the guys recorded with Jimmy Kimmel. The plan, Flowers told NME, was to have Huey Lewis on the track, but it didn’t work out.
“Somehow, along the way, Huey lost his involvement,” Flowers said. “Jimmy had this idea of a lump of coal who goes to a bad kid and gives up his life and becomes a diamond. It’s kind of genius that it hasn’t been used.”
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