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Brandon Flowers' new solo album, 'The Desired Effect,' takes personal turn

Brandon Flowers' new solo album, 'The Desired Effect,' takes personal turn

Here's one way to win Brandon Flowers' confidence: Tell him you like a song of his that nobody else likes. That's what Ariel Rechtshaid did when the Killers frontman, on the hunt for a producer for his second solo album, played Rechtshaid a demo of "Still Want You," which Flowers had originally written for his main band's 2012 record "Battle Born." "I was kind of reluctant to play it," the singer recalled recently, adding that "Still Want You" — a deeply earnest tune about holding on to love in the face of "climate change" and "nuclear distress" — had been received less than warmly by those...

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