According to the folks at Billboard, Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has a solo LP, Flamingo, hitting the shelves on September 14th. The first single, "Crossfire", started popping up in the blogosphere a couple weeks ago. It's typical Killers fare; sunny, crooning verses interspersed with big U2-ian chorus.
But, wait. The Killer are on hiatus, so this is strictly Flowers.
In all seriousness though, could anyone really tell with a blind listen to this thing? Not that it's bad, I just wouldn't put my chips on a radical departure from Flowers anytime soon.
What do you think? Should a frontman even bother with a solo effort if it sounds like a near-carbon copy of his band's sound?