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Brandon Flowers has revealed that his label asked him to make an EDM record, and that he may be set to appear on New Order's album.
Speaking to the Independent, Flowers revealed that his track 'I Can Change' (which samples Bronski Beat's 'Smalltown Boy') came about after his label made a 'big push for me to do an appearance on a DJ song".
When quizzed as to which DJ approached him - whether it was Calvin Harris, David Guetta or Avicii, Flowers reponded: "Everybody. Every single one. They all sent me tunes – songs you hear on the radio [now]. 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.'" Flowers then received some material from Axwell and Ingrosso and cleared Somerville for the sample.
Flowers also revealed that he may be recording a track with Bernard Sumner's New Order although declined to give further details. Queried about rumours that he was going to be on the new Duran Duran record he responded "I might be on a new New Order song. So that's cool." However nothing has been confirmed. "But it's gonna be tricky with the label… I'm definitely not gonna be able to be on both of them."
Below: Listen to Brandon Flowers 'I Can Change'
Flowers is currently streaming his second solo album The Desired Effect ahead of its release next week. The album is currently streaming via iTunes, which has been teased by a smattering of massive singles including 'Can't Deny My Love', 'I Still Want You', I Can Change' and 'Lonely Town'.
The album follows Flowers' solo album Flamingo released in 2010, in between that he has released a new Killers album 'Battle Born'. It features guest vocals from The Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant, and Danielle from Haim as well as percussion from Killers bandmate Ronnie Vannucci.
Flowers will embark on a massive European tour next week stopping off for two nights at London's Brixton Academy with support from Joywave. Full dates are below. For tickets and more information, visit here.
Brandon Flowers will play:
May 19, 2015 - Olympia Theatre - Dublin, Ireland
May 21, 2015 - O2 Academy Brixton - London, England, United Kingdom
May 22, 2015 - O2 Academy Brixton - London, England, United Kingdom
May 24, 2015 - Academy- Manchester, England, United Kingdom
May 25, 2015 - Usher Hall - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
May 26, 2015 - O2 Academy - Leeds, England, United Kingdom
May 28, 2015 - O2 Academy - Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
May 29, 2015 - Le Trianon Hall - Paris, France
May 31, 2015 - Huxley’s - Berlin, Germany
June 1, 2015 - Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 2, 2015 - Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, Belgium
June 3, 2015 - E-Werk - Cologne, Germany
June 5, 2015 - Fabrique - Milan, Italy
June 7, 2015 - Debaser Medis - Stockholm, Sweden
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More about: Brandon Flowers