Killers reflect on collaboration with Bruce Springsteen
In a new interview, The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers reflected on what it was like to record with The Boss, Bruce Springsteen.
Talk with Consequence of sound, Flowers shares a preview of her touching Instagram post that introduced the world to Killers’ collaboration with Springsteen.
He tells it all, talking about how Springsteen texted him and also why he didn’t have Springsteen’s number.
Flowers began: “After a new record, I want to buy a new phone. And that’s why I had a new phone, because we were done Implosion of the Mirage. I didn’t put Bruce’s number, that’s why I didn’t know [it was him texting]. “
Flowers says that when he got the text he didn’t know if “it was real”.
He recalled, “It was just such a beautiful text… it was like, ‘We have to do’ Dustland ‘someday.
Flowers also opened up about how Springsteen suggested they worked together before, but not on ‘A Dustland Fairytale’ and also that he really thought someone could have ‘played’ with him.
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“He mentioned ‘Be Still’, which is sort of not a well-known song. But for real fans, this is a real favorite. And so all of a sudden he’s talking about ‘Be Still’ and working on that one, and seeing us playing with Johnny Marr and Pet Shop Boys.
“I think he was watching [our set at] Glastonbury. And then it ends with just “Bruce”, and so I really thought maybe it was someone making fun of me, like “Who is this? Maybe it is Bruce Hornsby. Because I also had his number on my old phone. There were a lot of things going on, a lot of emotions.
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