Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dreams will break the boundaries of our fears...

Above is the Flamingo album cover revealed at 12 July 2010.

Here is the official video for Brandon Flower's first single "Crossfire" featuring Charlize Theron and some make-you-smile-even-laugh smile of Flowers himself. The video was released on 8 July 2010.

All I can say is, Brandon Flowers is probably one of today's best composer. I may be biased but the man has got some serious talent you can't help but just notice it. His solo materials and music with The Killers are proofs enough. The video appears kind of corny to me in my opinion but its a literal video for the meaning of crossfire I guess. All in all, the song is what really matters.

Brandon Flowers

Despite all its storied pitfalls, louche reputation and lascivious tourism campaigns, Brandon Flowers remains stubbornly proud of his hometown. The Las Vegas born-and-bred vocalist—whose working hours are usually spent with his friends in the Killers—makes that clear when discussing his first solo album, Flamingo, which takes its name from a Sin City downtown street on which Sam’s Town is located, and where Flowers used to buy his records. "I grew up there, so it's close to my heart," the 29-year-old says. "I feel a responsibility to represent where I'm from, to defend it. It's a place that a lot of people loathe. I can't help but love it. I grew up with a lot of people who couldn't wait to leave, and that was always strange to me. I feel a real connection to it. It's in my blood."

Flowers wrote the songs on Flamingo over the year and a half he spent touring for Day and Age, the Killers' third, critically acclaimed studio album. (He says the song that served as a catalyst for Flamingo is called "O, Sad American Night," which was recorded during sessions for Day and Age but didn't make the cut for that album, and won't be released on this record, either.) Originally, he'd meant them as material for the band, but circumstances—like being on the road for six years—intervened. "I would prefer if this was a Killers record, although it would obviously be very different if I'd made it with the band," he says. "We're just at different places in our lives right now. It's no secret that they're ready to put the brakes on for a second. It's definitely not the end of the Killers, but you can't blame them—we've been going nonstop since 2003.” The upside to recording the album alone was that without the other members of the Killers, Flowers could call the shots himself; the downside, as he explains, is that he feels "a little bit naked."

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