Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has been wowing us with every pre-release single from his sophomore solo album, The Desired Effect. “Can’t Deny My Love,” “Still Want You,” “Lonely Town,” “I Can Change” — all of them suggested that this Ariel Rechtshaid-produced affair would be way more compelling than that last Killers record. And indeed it is! The Desired Effect plays with ’80s pop in the same way the Killers play with ’80s rock, romanticizing and modernizing old tropes in service of absolutely monstrous big-room anthems. Stream the whole album at iTunes.
The Desired Effect is out 5/19 on Island.