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The Killers want to make a 'grown up' record: whatever the hell that is

The Killers want to make a 'grown up' record: whatever the hell that is
As we ride through to the end of September and the arrival of a new Killers LP, all signs have pointed to good. The preview tracks have been good, no one’s said anything odd… it’s all going well. Oh, right, Brandon Flowers and co just spoke to Rolling Stone and things have got a big strange.
 
There are some words you don’t want your indie stars to say, and whether we like it or not, trying to make a ‘grown up’ record is normally a sign things are changing for the worst. So, here are the quotes: speaking about how other acts chase charts and chase hits, they spoke about their desire for integrity, and Ronnie Vanucci Jr explained “We’re just trying to be that listener when we were 15, 20 years old and trying to recognise that honesty in other artists.”
 
And Brandon Flowers elaborated: “The thing that keeps me honest is my kids. They’re gonna have to face what I’m putting out one day, and I want them to be proud. I also want to be able to walk into a restaurant with my head held high… “I talked to [producer Jacknife Lee] about wanting to make a more grown-up record… It’s a scary word – ‘adult’ – so we say ‘grown-up’.”
 
So what on earth does that mean?
 

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