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Brandon Flowers Covers Paper Magazine

Brandon Flowers Covers Paper Magazine

Brandon Flowers dons a bright blue blazer with feather detail in the October 2009 issue of Paper Magazine, on stands this week. Here’s what the 28-year-old frontman for The Killers told artist Elizabeth Peyton, who photographed and interviewed him:

On album Sam’s Town’s negative reviews (and positive influence): “You grow up and you know about Rolling Stone and Spin. My brother had NME and Spin on the wall with Morrissey on it. You can’t help but pay attention to [the press]. Spin gave Sam’s Town two stars. It was a shock ’cause we loved it, we thought it was so great. What it did, and what I’m grateful for, it lit a fire in us that we didn’t have during [our debut album] Hot Fuss. While touring Hot Fuss, we were trying to be cool and not trying to mess up, but for Sam’s Town we were playing for our lives, to show every journalist that was going to come that night that this album was good, and I started singing and pushing. We became a good live band.

On how the band’s fame influenced their latest album, Day & Age: “I try to stay away from that stuff — though I’m sure it’s made its way in there — ’cause a lot of people aren’t going to identify with that. I don’t want it to be about, specifically, being too successful or having any kind of fame. I still take out the trash and vacuum, I change my baby’s diapers. I think we’re pretty solid.

On whether his experience with music is similar to his experience with religion: “I think they’re very different, but I see how people can confuse the two. If you don’t have religion, I can see how music can take that place. I am not saying that God put me here to do this, but I believe in God, and I believe music is a gift.”

On critics’ puzzlement over the lyric “Are we human or are we dancer?” from Day & Age song “Human”: “It let me down a bit. I just thought it was good. It made sense to me, and I
understand that it’s different. When Bowie did something abstract, they didn’t question it.”

Check out PaperMag.com tonight for more scoop on Brandon!

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Photos: Elizabeth Peyton
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  • Kris

    Brandon is such an amazing talent!
    (and he’s hot as hell)
    lol
    Love the killers!!

  • lolLOL

    REMEMBER WHEN HE WAS HOT? why is he so manorexic?

  • luanna

    he’s gorgeus! his voice is perfect
    loooove him

  • Perri

    Usually a gorgeous guy, but he is way too thin.

  • H.

    Love The Killers. Critics get it wrong most of the time, dude. Don’t ever worry about them. You’re selling albums and that’s what counts.

  • the_boyfriend

    I have all 3 of their cds, Hot Fuss is still my fave, Believe Me Natalie & Andy, You’re a Star..well it doesn’t get much better imo.

  • http://twitter.com/nattaraya natalie

    totally love him!!

  • carolina

    love him and his band…great songs

  • emily

    I totally love him and his music! <3
    The Killers rocks!

  • Shana

    OMG! The Killers is my favorite band! Brandon Flowers is my favorite man!!!! Jared, I hope to see more of him!!!!! I wish he had his hair like he did in mr brightside. I hate how the sides of his hair are shaved:( either way he is so freaking hottt!!!!!!!!!

  • Debo

    Beautiful pics!!
    Love Brandon, Love The Killers! ♥

  • laura

    The Killers are my favorite band. LOVE them. Glad to see Brandon on here.

  • nini

    YAY Brandon!!! I love him! Finally someone good to read about!

  • Jose

    Brandon is pure genius. LOVE The Killers!

  • yoyo

    WTF??? Did a bird die on his shoulders???!! Hideous.

  • OLIVIA

    OoOoOOoO yes you go gogo Brandy! Is this magazine in America too? hmm let us hope

  • jj fan

    HOT HOT HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tiffany

    oh how i heart brandon flowers.

  • carol

    I love the killers! I love him! he is hot

  • chloe

    the killers= best band everrrrrrrrrr
    and brandon flowers is the perfect specimen of a man. sooooo perfect in every way. and what a lyricist.

  • ****

    I realise he’s married to a woman and has like five kids or something but anyone who’s gay (or has eyes) must surely realise that this man is a blatant homosexual. I’m not talking about his clothes or anything about him other than his face. That is a gayface if ever I’ve seen one. I don’t know what his deal is, if he’s afraid of humiliating his mormon family or being rejected by his mormon community but I find this “heterosexual act” of his pretty unconvincing.

  • Kim

    Brandon is just perfect ♥

  • Sandy

    I love Brandon!! He’s a genius!!!

  • Pat Kay

    Damn the freaking press…. you are awesome and just stay you ;) love yah!

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