Brandon Flowers may be prepping his second solo album The Desired Effect, but he's still talking about his band the Killers. In a new interview, the "Can't Deny My Love" singer opened up about his indie rock band, admitting that they've lacked a certain bond and drive in recent years.
When speaking to Rolling Stone, Flowers expressed that he was excited to perform with the Killers at forthcoming festival events and that he "can't wait for the next Killers record and to go do it again," but he also admitted life in the band wasn't always perfect.
"We really need to find a way to get a little bit of that drive and that hunger back that we had earlier on, and not just look at it as an opportunity to make more money and make a record and go tour," Flowers said (though he admitted the Killers were a great way to make money).
The Killers weren't always easy to be a part of for Flowers, who noted that he had been "duped" by the idea of what a rock band should be. "You want a band," he said. "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."
Despite what may sound like ominous news about the Killers, with the band's guitarist Dave Keuning giving "ominous" quotes about the future of the band, Flowers said "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."