It’s hardly been a year since the release of The Killers’ fifth album, Wonderful, Wonderful, but frontman Brandon Flowers has revealed in a new interview that he is already looking forward to the future and the group’s next album.
The Killers wrapped up their latest Aussie tour earlier this month, culminating in a secret show at Selina’s at the Coogee Bay Hotel for some lucky punters. However, despite the fact that the group are still out on the road as we speak and have hardly found time to relax since recording their last album, Brandon Flowers has spoken out about the group’s future recording plans.
In an interview with the Irish Independent, Flowers has revealed that the band intends to work on more music in the future, but he admits he’s tempted to work on another solo album first.
“The plan is for it to be a sixth Killers record, but damn, I love my last solo record!” Flowers explained. “We only toured it for a few months and then… The plan is for it to be another Killers record and we have to figure out how to make it work [for Mark Stoermer and Dave Keuning].”
“Mark is all over this new record – some of his best bass lines and progressions are on this record and he brings a darkness to our music that doesn’t really exist without it.”
The Killers faced a little bit of backlash from fans in the middle of last year when it was revealed that only half of the band plan to continue with touring duties, with bassist Mark Stoermer and guitarist Dave Keuning being replaced by touring members.
“There was no real perfect way to handle it,” Brandon Flowers admitted at the time. “I hope that people come to the gigs and aren’t let down because a lot of heart is still going into these shows and a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into this album.”
Despite the absence of the two members, Brandon Flowers admits that it’s much easier than you would expect to tour without the musicians that wrote the songs he sings.
“At the end of Battle Born we did a month in Asia without Mark so we sort of got a little bit of the feeling of what it would be like,” Flowers explained. “And then we had to do the same thing without Dave for a little while.”
“It’s not unsettling for me as you might think. My job is to sing. I’m trying to look at the things that are more familiar rather than dwell on the things that are not familiar.”
The Killers are currently booked through to September with their current world tour in support of Wonderful, Wonderful. While we can’t say with certainty when the group will hit the studio again to record album number six, you can rest assured that your collection of albums by The Killers is still set to grow in the future.