Brandon Flowers collaborates with Avicii for new version of ‘The Days’ – listen

Killers frontman recently revealed that his label pressured him to work with EDM artists

The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has teamed up with electronic producer Avicii despite recently stating that he was reluctant to work with EDM artists.

The singer released solo album ‘The Desired Effect’ during May, beating Paul Weller to the top of the UK Albums Chart in the process. Now, he’s provided guest vocals for a new version of the Swedish DJ’s 2014 single ‘The Days’.

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The original version of the song – which was written by Flowers – featured vocals from Robbie Williams. It’s not yet known whether the Flowers version will be released commercially. Listen to it below.

Flowers was recently quoted as saying that there was “big push” from his label “for me to do an appearance on a DJ song”. When asked by The Independent what EDM artists his label wanted him to work with, he added: “Everybody. Every single one. They all sent me tunes – songs you hear on the radio [now]. But I just couldn’t sing them…”

‘The Desired Effect’ follows on from Flowers’ 2010 solo debut ‘Flamingo’ and The Killers’ 2012 effort ‘Battle Born’. The singer recently declared The Killers to be the best band of the past 15 years. Speaking in the same interview, Brandon Flowers also revealed that he has collected his own facial hair shavings in a bag for the last seven years.

Scroll below to watch a video interview with Brandon Flowers.


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