There’s no shame in taking singing lessons even when you’re a professional singer.
Because in the case of The Killers’ Brandon Flowers, that’s exactly what he did before hitting the studio to record the band’s new album.
“It seemed like the right thing to do,” he said in a recent interview. “I wanted to be better, get better and it’s just helped me. … (My voice teacher) knows what my ambitions are and he knows there’s a certain style and something I’ve already got going on. We’re just trying to fine-tune a few things.”
But even though the 31-year-old singer wanted to learn some techniques, it’s not like The Killers will be drastically changing their sound by adding in some opera.
Flowers, who was heavily influenced by icons Ziggy Stardust and Hunky Dory growing up, just insists that he wanted to mature as a vocalist.
However, those worried about changes in the core sounds of the band’s earlier singles shouldn’t fret.
Noting that the band is still all about fun, Flowers said, “We try to take a little bit of Las Vegas with us everywhere we go.”
Good for him. There seems to be some sort of stigma in artists who don’t want to admit that they’ve taken singing lessons to improve their techniques.
Singing is a job and it can always be fine-tuned. There’s no shame in wanting to improve!