The Killers frontman, Brandon Flowers, has confirmed he plans to release solo album number two in 2015. Fans can rest easy that this news in no way represents Flowers' departure from the band, even though the group released a greatest hits album, "Direct Hit's" in 2013, Flowers stands by the group, saying: "I wanna keep being in this band. I don't think we'll get too morbid about it, I think we wanna keep going."
For Flowers, this new solo album is a follow-up to 2010s "Flamingo," which was heavily influenced by his hometown of Las Vegas. On this new record, The Killers singer is collaborating with Haim and Vampire Weekend producer, Ariel Rechtshaid. Flowers revealed to NME on the subject of Rechtshaid, "He's taking me out of my comfort zone. 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."
Whether Flowers is in or out of his comfort zone his songwriting is personal and real and a solo album or two was unavoidable with such confessional outpouring. The singer remains true to the English bands he loves, groups like New Order and Depeche Mode and that's evident in all of his music.
The Killers released their fourth studio album, "Battle Born," in 2012 with mostly positive reviews. The band headlined the V Festival in Staffordshire, England earlier this month, no new tour dates at this time.