Brandon Flowers is the mormon frontman of The Killers, one of the uniquitous acts of the past decade churning out hits that grew increasingly irrelevant until it was decided a break was needed. One assumes the decision was made after the mini-furore that greeted the chorus to ‘Human’, the lead single off their last album. ‘Are we human or are we dancer?’ sang Flowers, leading to more than one call of abuse of the English language.

But anyway, I digress. Flowers is heading on a solo mission to prove he has more talent than many assume. “There is a still in the street outside your window/ You’re keeping secrets on your pillow/ Let me inside, no cause for alarm/ I promise tonight not to do no harm,” he croons in his best loverman voice. But a double negative Brandon? Hmmm….

The second verse trudges along in the same head-nodding monotony and then the chorus comes again. “We are caught between the crossfire of heaven and hell,” he asserts. “Lay your body down,” but don’t let the Devil win, pleads our Brandon.

First impressions? Why not let this be a Killers song? Why does he need to go solo? Doe Brandon need to get his name out there? Was growing that ridiculous moustache not enough publicity for him?

In a recent interview with NME, Flowers admits, “To be honest, I personally would prefer it if this was a Killers record. Some of these songs were originally intended to be Killers songs, but it is what it is.”

‘Crossfire’ will not win over any anti-Killers fans. It is high on synths and la-di-dahs. So all-in-all it is a good song, but just don’t pay too much attention to the lyrics, for fear of losing your brain.

Stream the track below. It is taken from the album ‘Flamingo’, produced by Stuart Price, Daniel Lanois (currently holed up in hospital after a motorbike accident) and Brendan O’ Brien, and should be out before the end of the year.

Brandon Flowers- Crossfire by stripeyjumper