Brandon Flowers making musical changes
Brandon Flowers wants to "change" with his second solo album and is happy with the way he is being pushed by producer Ariel Rechtshaid.
Brandon Flowers wants to "change" with his second solo album.
The Killers frontman - who released his debut solo record, 'Flamingo', in 2010 - is working with Ariel Rechtshaid on the LP and is excited with the way the producer is pushing him to do new things.
He said: "Even though I'm still young, you can start to get set in your ways. Change is good and there's always growth, I'm always looking for that.
"It's nice to steer the ship and that's what you'd think I'd do on my own album, but I'm letting Ariel take over every now and then. That's led to some really exciting things and sounds I would never have used.
"As I've gotten older I'm much more open to that - I'm much more open to peoples' strengths and really trying to utilise them - and that's where Ariel comes into the picture. He's really knowledgeable about every genre; it's pretty incredible what he's able to reference and pull out. It's definitely going to be different, but I'm still in the thick of it, hammering away."
This year, The Killers have teamed up with Jimmy Kimmel on their annual Christmas single, 'Joel the Lump of Coal', but they originally planned to record with 'Power of Love' singer Huey Lewis.
Brandon explained to NME magazine: "We watched 'Back To The Future' in Soho in London one night. And of course [the soundtrack is] doused in Huey Lewis. It made me think how much we loved his voice growing up.
"Somehow, along the way, Huey lost his involvement. Jimmy had this idea of a lump of coal who goes to a bad kid and gives up his life and becomes a diamond. It's kind of genius that it hasn't been used."