Brandon Flowers will release his new album, The Desired Effect, on Island Records on May 19th, 2015. The second solo album from The Killers’ frontman, The Desired Effect follows 2010’s chart-topping Flamingo, and sees Flowers team up with producerAriel Rechtshaid (Haim, Vampire Weekend, Sky Ferreira) for the first time in a collection of songs that shows him at his most sonically diverse and playful. The album’s first single, “Can’t Deny My Love,” will be available to all digital service and streaming providers at midnight tonight. Brandon will be performing the song for the first time on television THIS EVENING on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35 pm ET on NBC.
The Desired Effect was mostly recorded at The Killers’ own Battle Born Studios in Las Vegas, with further sessions at Heavy Duty and Vox Studios in Los Angeles. The album has Flowers joined by a stellar cast of iconic musicians, including Ethan Farmer, Bruce Hornsby, Tony Levin, Kenny Arnof, The Dirty Projectors’ Angel Deradoorian, and Joey Waronker. Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant joins for a brief drive-by in the Bronski Beat-sampling smash-hit-in-waiting “I Can Change,” while Flowers’ Killers compadreRonnie Vannucci Jr. and Haim’s singer/guitarist Danielle Haim make guest appearances on drums. The album shows Flowers reaching a new level of songwriting confidence and having a whole heap of fun in the process.
The full track listing for The Desired Effect is as follows:
1. Dreams Come True
2. Can’t Deny My Love
3. I Can Change
4. Still Want You
5. Between Me And You
6. Lonely Town
7. Digging Up The Heart
8. Never Get You Right
9. Untangled Love
10. The Way It’s Always Been
Following a sold out performance at New York City’s Webster Hall tomorrow night,Brandon Flowers will be bringing The Desired Effect to select cities this spring, with two exclusive shows on sale to the general public this Friday March 27th at 10 am in each time zone. The dates are:
4/14/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
4/16/15 San Francisco, CA @ Popscene