As he gets ready to step away from The Killers and release his solo album Flamingo, Brandon Flowers gives deets to NME on the greatly anticipated release.
Here are some HIGHlights:
On breaking out:
"To be honest, I personally would prefer it if this was a Killers record. Some of these songs were originally destined to be Killers songs, but it is what it is. I certainly never sat around dreaming of going out on my own, but singing songs and writing songs, it's kind of what I do, you know? And I just don't want to stop right now."
On his solo career affecting the band:
"I see this as something that will only make The Killers stronger… I feel like I'm getting something out of my system with this album, but I want the next Killers album to be a wonderful collaboration between four guys who are ready to make the best record that they possibly can."
On his collaboration with Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis:
"Jenny's helped me out on a couple of songs, and we also got to duet on a song called 'Hard Enough,' which turned out great. She's always popped into my mind whenever I think about getting a female vocalist involved because she's a fellow child of Las Vegas, too. A lot of people don't realize that, but she was actually born there, in the same hospital as Ronnie Vannucci Jr, only a few weeks apart!"
On whether he'll tour:
"Oh, hell yeah! I mean, obviously, we need to make sure that people want to hear it first. But we'll definitely be coming to the UK. And I'm up for doing the festival circuit if they want me!"
On moving on:
"I really can't blame the other guys, but I've just got this fire in my bosom that's still burning. I'm ready to go!"