The Killers have recruited Lou Reed to sing on a track that will appear on the Las Vegas next album of B-sides and rarities of the group.
The leader Brandon Flowers exclusively told NME.COM that they worked hard in a new York studio recording this week ‘Calm down’ with “Sam’s town” producers Flood and Alan molder.
“We were delighted to be able to work with Lou Reed”, Flowers said of the former Velvet Underground singer and former rock statesman.
“The song called for a duet and his voice was just right. The feeling of the song is very him ”, Flowers noted.
Description ‘Calm down’ like a ‘roller coaster’, he added, ‘There is desperation in that. It’s one of our most depressing songs, but there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.
Flowers explained that although the song is part of a B-sides compilation, he thinks it is one of the strongest tracks from the group. “It’s a song that really should have been on “Sam’s town”,” he said.
The compilation is slated for release before the end of the year and will feature material that may be new to many American listeners. “A lot of our American fans may not even know these songs because they are B-sides of singles in England,” he said.
Flowers explained that the idea for the compilation was inspired by two of his favorite bands who did something similar.
“I am a big fan of “The master plan” by Oasis and ‘Smell of hollow’ by the Smiths. This is for our fans who want the whole collection in one package.
–By our staff in Los Angeles.
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