The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has revealed the Las Vegas band's next step, promising that a new album is in the works.
Speaking with the Irish Independent ahead of the group's upcoming UK & Ireland stadium tour starting next month, Flowers confirmed that while he loved his last solo record, The Killers' next project is his primary focus.
"The plan is for it to be a sixth Killers record, but damn, I love my last solo record! We only toured it for a few months. No, the plan is for it to be another Killers record and we have to figure out how to make it work [for Stoermer and Keuning]."
Brandon is of course referencing to The Killers members Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer, who have both withdrawn from touring. Keuning wants to spend more time with his family, while Stoermer is going back to university. Rest assured though, both are still active members in the studio, and the group aren't disbanding.
"At the end of Battle Born we did a month in Asia without Mark so we sort of got a little bit of the feeling of what it would be like," Brandon explains. "And then we had to do the same thing without Dave for a little while.
"Mark is all over this new record - some of his best bass lines and progressions are on this record and he brings a darkness to our music that doesn't really exist without it."
Flowers continues: "It's not unsettling for me as you might think. My job is to sing. I'm trying to look at the things that are more familiar rather than dwell on the things that are not familiar."
Released last October, The Killers' fifth studio album Wonderful Wonderful became their fifth Number 1, and Brandon's seventh. They are currently the only international act never to miss the Official Albums Chart top spot with any of their studio albums.