Brandon Flowers Wants to “Be on the Radio” with New Solo Album

Credit: Lucy HamblinEarlier this week, The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers announced his new solo album, The Desired Effect. So what is exactly is the desired effect of The Desired Effect? According to Flowers, the answer is simple.

"I want to be on the radio," Flowers tells NME. "I've never been ashamed to say that. I can't believe where radio has gone. It seems to be such a weird world now. Where once I seemed to fit in, now I'm seen as a little different. I used to be considered mainstream, but now I'm almost avant-garde or art rock compared to what's on the radio."

As for the actual music on The Desired Effect, Flowers says he was influenced by classic rockers like Genesis' Peter Gabriel, The Police's Sting and The Eagles' Don Henley.

"I think if you look at those people, they weren't just catering to little kids. I think adults like pop music too, and we shouldn't be -- I'm speaking for all of us -- we shouldn't be listening to a lot of music that we're listening to!"

The Desired Effect will be released on May 18.

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