I was reading Toronto tabloid style newspaper, The Sun, when I came across an article in which Brandon Flowers explains two items. Two items that I think have needed an explanation for quite some time now.
1) His Moustache.
"We're coming back, I shaved, and we have a new album," Flowers, 27, said yesterday. "I actually grew quite fond of (the moustache). I feel more handsome with the hair on the face. Once these songs started coming out I decided that the person who sang these songs didn't wear a moustache."
2) Human Lyrics.
Many of "these songs"- including the new single Human, which references a Hunter S. Thompson quote in the line, "Are we human or are we dancer?"- were crafted by the Sin City foursome when they were still on the road for Sam's Town.
"I think (Thompson) was very concerned with the direction of where we were headed in America - you know, the kids - and it's amazing how simply worded he put it, just by saying 'I'm afraid that we're raising a generation of dancers.' It says so much and so I stole it and it made this song," Flowers said. "One ironic thing is Hunter S. Thompson hated disco music, but it is a very dance-(oriented) song."
Read the full article here.
The Killers - Human (mp3)(buy)
And just for good measure, here's a mini spread from the latest GQ style guide on How to Buy a Tux, as photographed by Paola Kudacki.
Read the article, and see more awesome Bond-esque Brandon, here.