While Brandon Flowers preps for the May 18 release of his second solo album, The Desired Effect, he's also discussed what the future holds for his other act, the Killers.

“Once [the Killers] all get on the same page, it’ll work,” the singer told NME, jokingly adding, “I need to persuade them to like the same things I do.” Flowers went so far to say the band’s most recent album, 2012’s Battle Born, “wasn’t good enough,” warranting a follow-up.

However, Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci, Jr., is contented with he and his bandmates' work outside of the Las Vegas band.

“I don’t fear the end of the Killers -- if it’s over, it’s over,” Vannucci said. “We scratch those [creative] itches [with side projects]. I get a good feeling knowing Brandon is out there doing that, too. I hope the other two [Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer] do it. It gets weird sometimes when we start talking about our s--- with the other two.”

Flowers recently said in an interview that Keuning’s previous comments on the band’s future were “more ominous than it really was,” but insisted that “everything is fine.”

“I’ve said it before,” the singer continued, “we need a little bit of a kick in the pants, and hopefully it’s coming.”

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