Editor’s Note: Nevada Public Radio recently interviewed Las Vegas native and LDS rockstar Brandon Flowers, the lead singer of The Killers. They discussed a variety of topics, among them Flowers’ faith and how it affects his work. Here is an excerpt from the interview:
How does your LDS faith exist in relation to your music? Is it in a separate box, or does it find expression somehow in your music or perhaps in your career as a musician? (Andrew Kiraly)
I don’t think my LDS faith can exist in a separate box. Not if I’m following it faithfully, anyway. In the early days of the band, there was a real internal struggle and a lot of identity-searching. I wanted to be authentic; and being a good Mormon boy had never been affiliated with rock ‘n’ roll on that large of a scale before. It took some trial and error, but I’m starting to inhabit a place that feels like mine.
Is it hard to juggle family and your music career? Anything unusual you do to make it work? For example, does the family ever tour with you? (Andrew Kiraly)
It is hard to have a successful family and a successful music career at the same time. But I’m one of the extremely lucky ones. The success of the band has allowed me to bring the family out as much as we can. Or for me to be able to fly to them more often than I would have been able to otherwise. My boys are 10, 8, and 6 now, and it’s a lot easier on my wife to travel with them.
To read the full interview, click here.