We all know by now that Brandon Flowers is releasing a new solo record called The Desired Effect on May 18, but what about The Killers? Brandon sat down with Rolling Stone magazine for a lengthy interview and he dived into the topic we all wanted to know about: The Killers’ future.
RS: There’s always so much speculation about you guys, “They’re on hiatus,” or “They’re gone for the foreseeable future.”
BF:I get it. There are a couple of remarks made by Dave [Keuning], our guitar player, that made it sound a little bit more ominous than it really was. And so it makes people wonder. But, no, everything is fine. I’ve been talking to Dave, and he hasn’t sounded this excited about making music in a long time. So that, in turn, makes me excited. I feel like when he’s at his best, and when we’re all collaborating, is when the Killers are at their best, and that’s what we really need. I’ve said it before – I think we need a little bit of a kick in the pants, and hopefully it’s coming.
RS: You said recently, “There’s definitely a drive that we’re lacking.”
BF: You want a band. I want to feel like we’re together, and I might just be guilty as anybody else, of being sort of duped by just seeing a picture of guys and assuming everything is perfect and they’re just a band of brothers making music. But that’s what I want, and that’s the goal, and that’s what we all want. I want us to get back to that place, and the people that want to get together and take on the world. And when I think of INXS or U2 or the Stones, those are the things that come to my mind. They knew what they wanted to do, and did it.
Read the entire interview through Rolling Stone here.