The Killers lead singer set for a solo album

Just as I start listening to my rock albums of the past 10 years and getting back into The Killers again (wonderful concerts, by the way), their lead singer is coming out with a solo album.

While The Killers take a break from recording new tunes, frontman Brandon Flowers is prepping his first solo album, Flamingo, set for an autumn release. He recently sat down to talk about the process, and revealed he’s not only doing a duet with one of my favorite female actress-slash-singers, Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis, but also collaborating with producers Stuart Price – who’s worked with Madonna and Kylie Minogue – Daniel Lanois (who’s worked with Bob Dylan and U2) and Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young). It seems he is getting a ton of experience backing him up.

“It’s a pretty good line-up, I think. Stuart and Daniel have been working together, and I’ve done another three tracks with Brendan on his own. Jenny’s helped me out on a couple of songs, and we also get to duet on the record, 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. It’s all very rooted right here in Las Vegas dirt.”

2 months later

This song explains like no other, how I felt, and all the things I went through, 2 months ago tonight. You’ve definitely flipped me upside down, and back again. Even though you insist I give you too much credit for things, I believe you don’t give yourself enough. I wish I would have had the foresight and wisdom to have seen this coming, but I also wish you had the maturity and respect to have said something.

That aside, I am still interested in staying friends with you. No, I’m not creepy. Yes, I want my things back, things that hold many memories for me, and of which you should no longer need to hold onto. Please do, feel free to stay in contact with me. Bitterness and disappointment being over, you need not worry about having sad/angry discussions with me.

This is posted on a private group I created when I made this LJ account, which holds only your name, feel free to reply to it.

Now they’re going to bed
And my stomach is sick
And it’s all in my head
But she’s touching his chest now

He takes off her dress now
Let me go
And I just can’t look
It’s killing me
And taking control

Turning saints into the sea
Turning through sick lullaby
Joking on your alibi
But it’s just the price I pay
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
I’m Mr. Brightside