Hot Video Alert: Brandon Flowers - Crossfire
Brandon Flowers' "Crossfire" sounds like a Killers song, if The Killers happened to be missing 3 band members. I have no problem whatsoever with this comparison because I happen to love The Killers. If "Crossfire" is any indication of what we can expect from Flowers' debut solo album, Flamingo, (due out in the UK September 6th and September 14th in the U.S. on Island Records) than I think we'll be happy...or at least I'll be happy. I know that much. HELLO! Stuart Price serves as one of the album's producers! He produced the last Killers' album Day & Age (as well as a boatload of other songs by other artists), so it's only fitting that he's continuing on and doing Flowers' solo project.
The Nash Edgerton-directed video, which premiered today, features Brandon Flowers in a precarious hostage situation...or several as the case may be. Throughout the video we see poor Flowers, looking dirty and beaten up, waiting for the next blow to strike. Lucky for him, Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is there to save the day! No...not kidding. They got Charlize Theron to be in this video. She must be a fan...or well paid...OR both.
On an unrelated note...I still can't believe Brandon Flowers is my age...29 years old. What is it about ROCK STARS who are my age looking so much older. Is it all the stage make up or is it just my groupie mentality playing tricks on me. Anyway...cool song, cool video. The single is out to download now in the U.S. UK fans can snag it on August 23rd.