The lead singer of The Killers has a long history with one of the most prolific and successful recording bands in the rock music scene. Brandon Flowers has had an impressive career, having worked with some of the biggest names in rock today, including David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, and many others. This article will take a look at Brandon Flowers biography and how he rose to success.
The original member of the band The Killers Brandon Flowers was born in San Francisco, California. His musical influence has allowed him to become one of the best known and best loved members of his genre. His brother was helping him promote the band in the early days, and now his brother is also urging him to bring back The Killers new album ‘Run for Cover’.
Brandon Flowers first came onto the national stage when he was just 16 years old, performing with a diverse array of musicians that included members of the Fugees and the Yardbirds along with others. After a few short years in the music industry, Brandon Flowers moved to California, eventually signing to RCA. The very next year, he went on to record two additional solo albums; ‘Starstruck’ and ‘Slowdown’. These two albums would become some of the more popular and well received albums of the decade.
From there, Brandon Flowers would go on to record a number of studio albums as well as several other projects. A very fruitful period in his solo career occurred during the 1990s, when he recorded an extensive number of hit songs including ‘Take Me Away’, which went straight to number one in the United States. Another chart topping single, ‘Cocaine’, would also appear during this time. With all these successes, Brandon Flowers was able to establish himself as a solo artist, and would later sign to the popular producer Scott Storch. He released numerous studio albums throughout the late 90s, and in early 2021, he ventured into the world of acting, playing the lead role in the animated film, Flower.
Throughout his early life, Brandon Flowers was always very interested in music. Growing up in a home where the only radio station was rock, he would spend hours listening to the different formats of rock. He even had a love for the sound of country music, especially back in the early 1980s when he was growing up in southern Nevada. He would play this music at family events and get ready to go outside to the backyard for the perfect summer afternoon. As he grew older, he would listen to more diverse formats of music, including classical, rap, and even jazz.
Although he never achieved great success, his musical interests led him to start a career as a composer, which would bring him into contact with various artists. He worked with various people in the entertainment industry, like Jack White, but after a failed attempt at writing music for a film, he decided to focus on his acting career instead. In turn, he landed roles in films ranging from small theater scenes to big Hollywood blockbusters, eventually landing a role in the hit movie Crazy Heart. He also continued to work with several well-known artists, including Michael Jackson, who gave Brandon Flowers his first big break.