Brandon Flowers has never shied away from sharing his opinion. Back in 2006 Flowers called The Killers’ record Sam’s Town “One of the best albums in the past 20 years”. Though after the critical disappointment of the record, he admitted he put his foot in his mouth a little bit.
Fast forward to present day and Brandon Flowers still isn’t very fond of Kanye West. Around the same time as that famous Sam’s Town quote, he also said Kanye “makes me ill”. This quote, however, Brandon still stands behind. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Flowers said:
“Yeah, that one’s tough. Everyone’s afraid to say anything contrary to him being a genius. It’s crazy, man! And it’s frustrating. I’m not going to tear him down, but I will say I find that to be frustrating. [Laughs] That’s my stance on it. A lot of people might agree with me now. I may have been a little bit ahead of my time. But I think he wants to be good. I think he wants to be great, and that’s something that we all want to strive for. We’ve just got different roads of getting there, I guess.”
Brandon Flowers will be a this year’s Wayhome Festival and his new solo album The Desired Effect is due out May 18. Check out the latest release from that upcoming album below: