Brandon Flowers is testing out his new song, "Come Out With Me," while on the road for his latest solo album, The Desired Effect, an '80s pop record at its finest.
"Come Out With Me" starts as a sparse piano ballad with a booming grandiose voice that only Flowers can fill, but then the song turns into something much bigger. He's performed it twice now in Ashville, North Carolina and again at The Fox Theater in Oakland, according to Stereogum.
During the Oakland show, one fan was able to capture the new song before Flowers launches into The Desired Effect's lead song, "Dreams Come True."
For fans of the artist's large piano ballad style, this song is an instant hit as it crescendos into a rock song like great '80s hair metal. For others, it will probably represent the worst of over blown piano rock, but to each their own.
Flowers grew to fame as lead singer of The Killers, with the band's hit song "Mr. Brightside." The single charted at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 back in 2005, but the song's legacy has lived far beyond its original charting experience. A recent analysis of Spotify's play count data shows that the single is the second most streamed song in the music service's history, right behind Eminem's "Lose Yourself."
There's no word on what release, if any, the new song might be featured on. It could go on another Flowers solo project or perhaps it's something he's been planning for a new Killers album. But that's probably just wishful thinking.
Desired Effect hasn't done nearly as well commercially as his efforts with The Killers, as the solo album only reached to No. 17 on the Billboard 200 albums list. But for fans of his unique voice, the album has been a welcome addition to his catalog and has received a fair amount of critical acclaim.
Watch him perform the song below or catch him on tour by visiting his website for a full list of dates.