Killers frontman releases 'The Desired Effect' in May
Brandon Flowers has said that he wants to hear songs from his new solo album on the radio, even if he admits that he finds commerical music in 2015 to be a “weird world”.
The Killers‘ frontman releases his second solo effort, ‘The Desired Effect’, in May and in a new interview with NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally he talks about the grand ambitions he has for the music.
“I want to be on the radio,” Flowers says. “I’ve never been ashamed to say that. I can’t believe where radio has gone. It seems to be such a weird world now. Where once I seemed to fit in, now I’m seen as a little different. I used to be considered mainstream, but now I’m almost avant-garde or art rock compared to what’s on the radio.”
Flowers reveals that he took his cues from Genesis’ Peter Gabriel, Sting and Don Henley of the Eagles while making the album. “I think if you look at those people, they weren’t just catering to little kids. I think adults like pop music too, and we shouldn’t be – I’m speaking for all of us – we shouldn’t be listening to a lot of music that we’re listening to!
“There has always been pop music, but it can speak to you too, you know? I think we’re walking a line on my new record, and hopefully we’ve found a place where there’s sophistication to it but it also feels accessible.”
Flowers has been working with Rechtshaid on the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Flamingo’ while The Killers are on hiatus. Last weekend, the singer teased new music in a video posted on YouTube, which you can watch below.
Speaking to NME last year the 33-year-old said that his second solo album is “definitely going to be different”.
The Killers last released an album in 2012 in the form of ‘Battle Born’.