The Killers have finally released a new song! It’s about time! Four years ago the band, fronted by Brandon Flowers, went on hiatus. “Runaways” is the first song off their new album, due out September 18.
Battle Born will be The Killers’ fourth album. According to Billboard, the album will include tracks such as “Flesh and Bone” and “Carry Me Home”.
From his website: “Brandon Flowers, lead singer of The Killers, knows that it’s not common for a rock star to have a wife and kids. But his parents’ example led Brandon to choose early on that pursuing music wouldn’t be about sex and money.”
In this new ad, he’s promoting ‘The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’.
While his band, the Killers are on hiatus from touring and recording, lead-singer Brandon Flowers is launching a solo career with his debut album, Flamingo.
He recently opened up to Spin Magazine about being on his own for the first time.
“I haven’t felt this exposed in over seven years,” Flowers tells SPIN.com, referring to the Killers’ formation in 2002. “At first I thought [going solo] would be this liberating thing, and now I’ve come to realize that it’s nice to have the guys there with you going through the experience. I have a renewed admiration for the band.” His first solo show just last weekend was particularly nerve-racking: “It was nice to finally get that out of the way,” he says.
Flamingo is a new step for Flowers, but its theme is inspired by something he knows well: Sin City. “It’s about the experiences I’ve had with Las Vegas,” he says of his hometown. “A lot of my life took place on Flamingo [Road]. It’s part of Vegas mythology, and now it’s part of my own mythology. My first job was at a golf course on Flamingo. Sam’s Town [a casino that inspired the title of the Killers’ 2006 album] is on Flamingo. I met my wife at a clothing store on Flamingo. That’s my ‘hood.” (Read the full interview here, PLUS listen to songs off his new album!)
I absolutely LOVE Brandon Flowers. Love him! I can’t wait to get my hands on this album (opening iTunes now).
Above is his new music video Only the Young, directed by Sophie Muller.