Before releasing his second solo album, The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers believes he has found an adult formula suitable for a radio pop album.
Dressed in a leather jacket, with a mug of green tea in his hand, Brandon Flowers, being in a studio in West London, can not remain calm, listening to ready-made tracks from the new album. Flowers shakes his head to the rhythm of “Still Want You” and smiles to the singing of the backing vocalists: “Nuclear distress, I still want you. Climate change and death, I still want you.” At first glance, the theme is apocalyptic, but the Flowers know exactly what the final versions of the new songs will be. “I want to sound on the radio, and I have never been ashamed of it,” he says. Continue reading
After the magnificent theatricality of “Ceremonials”, the third Florence + The Machine album “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” seems very restrained and personal.
Florence Welch told Emily Mackay how she managed to overcome many demons, resigned to her own vulnerability.
More recently, the creators of the comic book Phonogram have published a new series called The Wicked – The Divine. They have the main postulate that music is magic that changes routine, goes to a new level: in our world, pop stars are gods chosen from among mere mortals and endowed with incredible miraculous power. What’s the catch? As soon as a person becomes a deity, he has only two years to live. All the “gods” in this series resemble real performers: Bowie, Prince, Rihanna.
The sun goddess Amaterasu looks suspiciously familiar. Fiery hair, bright make-up, wide white skirts and sleeves … “Oh my god, what is it … ABOUT WOODS!” Florence Welch goes into a screaming whisper when I show her these pages, sitting next to her in her kitchen. I also tell her about the “two years remaining” rule. Continue reading
Any musical collective, good or not, has its own leader – it is the founder, vocalist, songwriter, ideological inspirer and a great charismatic, in the end (underline what is necessary). In short, the frontman is a person without whom there would be no group.
But there are guys among them who have proven that they are capable of musical exploits and beyond collective creativity. BritishWave.ru selected 10 frontmen who also showed great performance in solo roles.
Not surprisingly, it was the magnificent frontman of the reunited Blur, Damon Albarn, who opened our selection. We know Damon also from third-party projects like Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad and The Continue reading