Brandon Flowers (The Killers vocalist) has just released his first solo single, which he released on his website last night. The track is called Crossfire and its from Flowers’ debut album Flamingo, due to be released in September.

Speaking to NME, Flowers said that some of the songs on Flamingo were originally intended for the next Killers album, but with other band members ready to take a break after a long tour, Flowers figured it was a prime opportunity to try the solo thing.

“I would prefer if this was a Killers record, although it would obviously be very different if I’d made it with the rest of the band,” he explained.

“We’re just at different places in our lives right now. It’s no secret that they’re ready to put the brakes on for a second. It’s definitely not the end of The Killers, but you can’t blame the others —we’ve been going non-stop since 2003.”