Earlier this week, The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers spoke to NME about his 2015 solo album and talked about the band's future.
"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 lack of emphasis on the band — no original releases since 2012's Battle Born — and news of Flowers' second solo release still had fans worried.
But NME released more fodder from Flowers this weekend, and it appears fans can breathe a sigh of relief.
"We've been lucky and we've checked off a lot of boxes, but you always want to grow and get better, write songs that you haven't written. And maybe that no one else has written," Flowers said. "We're explorers, and so we're going to keep on digging."
"The record's not done yet, but I'm excited about it ... I'm liking it." He also admits that the album is less influenced by his hometown of Las Vegas than "Flamingo" was. "People are going to interpret it how they will, but there's only a little bit of Vegas in there."
Earlier this week, Flowers confirmed that he has been working with producer Ariel Rechtshaid on the record. Rechtshaid has previously worked with Haim, Vampire Weekend, Sky Ferreira, Charli XCX, and Justin Bieber.
"He's taking me out of my comfort zone," Flowers said. "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."