Brandon Flowers doesn’t think people “have a grasp” on what The Killers have achieved.
The 33-year-old has been the frontman of the Las Vegas band since 2001. Together the quartet has had four top selling albums, with 22 million sales worldwide. But despite their success, Brandon feels like the group don’t always get the credit they deserve.
“Whether the people want to accept it or not, we might be the best band in the last long time!" he told British newspaper The Independent. “I'd go up any night against just about any band that's come out in the last 15 years. Not that it's a competition, but I do feel sometimes people don't have a grasp on what we've accomplished and what we've acquired. Everyone should come see The Killers! We're more than just a New Wave revival thing.”
However the band is currently on a hiatus, so Brandon is releasing some solo material in the interim. His new single I Can Change features a sample of British singer Jimmy Somerville’s song Smalltown Boy and Brandon revealed to the outlet that it came after a “big push” from his record label to feature on a dance track.
“Everybody. Every single one. They all sent me tunes – songs you hear on the radio [now],” he explained when asked which DJs had been suggested. “But I just couldn't sing them… So anyway, part of all that was them asking me, 'Well, what would you like?' And I said, 'Well, something that's like Smalltown Boy would be cool.' It was hard as hell to get hold of him. But we got the OK, and it turned out great.”