In an interview with NME, Killers frontman Brandon Flowers shares some new details about his upcoming solo album, which would be his second overall and his first since 2010's Flamingo. The album is expected to be released some time in 2015.
"The record's not done yet, but I'm excited about it," he tells NME. "I'm liking it."
Flowers confirms that he has been working with producer Ariel Rechtshaid on the record, who has previously worked with Haim, Vampire Weekend, Sky Ferreira, Charli XCX, and Justin Bieber. "He's taking me out of my comfort zone," Flowers says of working with Rechtshaid. "Normally I make demos and they're pretty similar to how the song ends up, but he'll take a song and be like, 'I hear this'. It's incredible – his palette and his range, what he's able to say. At first we were butting our heads together, but now we're hitting it off."
Speaking of the influence that his hometown of Las Vegas will have on the sound of the album, Flowers admits, "People are going to interpret it how they will, but there's only a little bit of Vegas in there."
Flowers also addresses the current state of the Killers, and whether or not his solo career signals an end to the band. "I wanna keep being in this band," he said. "I don't think we'll get too morbid about it, I think we wanna keep going."
The Killers' most recent studio album was 2012's Battle Born, though a greatest hits compilation titled Direct Hits was released in 2013.