Daniel Lanois discusses Flamingo by Brandon Flowers of The Killers

Daniel Lanois is an award winning producer for bands including Brandon Flowers, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, U2, and more.

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‘Crossfire’ by Brandon Flowers (Island/Def Jam Recs)

The first single from Brandon Flowers’ solo project is keeping with the fearless, bold, and beautiful nature of hearty singles already released by The Killers (Island/Def Jam Recs).  The music video features Academy Award winner Charlize Theron.

Flowers has insisted that the band will return and that this new album (coming Sept 2010) is merely the manifestation of a deep desire to keep making music and not break for a while.  That said, it’s no surprise that great iconic musicians attract the best sort of production.  ‘Flamingo’ has enlisted help from producers including Stuart Price (Madonna, The Killers, Kylie Minogue), Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Train, Pearl Jam), and Daniel Lanios (U2, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson).  All of who will be featured performing instrumentation on the album.  The album also features a duet with Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis.  As for ‘Crossfire’, this is an awesome track which might be a bit more potent were it performed by The Killers in full once they return from hiatus.  Either way, we are loving the music from Flowers.