Brandon Flowers’ new album features voicemail message from Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant

Killers frontman releases solo LP in May

Brandon Flowers has revealed that the appearance of Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant on his new album comes in the form of a spoken voicemail message.

The Killers frontman, whose new album ‘The Desired Effect’ will be released on May 18, told Billboard that getting Tennant involved with the album took a matter of seconds.

Flowers performed comeback single ‘Can’t Deny My Love’ on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon earlier this week, but it is ‘I Can Change’, an album track as yet unreleased, that involves the electronic pop icon, with Flowers utilising his voice in an unorthodox fashion.

“I’m a big Pet Shop Boys fan, and Ariel [Rechtshaid, producer of ‘The Desired Effect’]’s a big Pet Shop Boys fan,” explained Flowers. “We just talked about it, and we just had this gap in a verse and we needed to stick something in there. We were talking about it being a speaking part, and the greatest musical ‘speaker’ is Neil Tennant! His voice is like no other.”

He went on to say “I texted him if he would – he didn’t even hear the song or the tempo or anything, I just texted him this line. I asked, ‘Will you send us a voicemail of yourself saying, ‘When you’re looking for a change’?’ And that was it. He sent us a voice memo, and we stuck it onto the track, from the phone. It was done within 20 seconds.”

Brandon Flowers will play five UK dates in May:

The dates are as follows:

London Brixton Academy (May 21)
Manchester Academy (24)
Edinburgh Usher Hall (25)
Leeds O2 Academy (26)
Birmingham O2 Academy (28)