Brandon Flowers & Charlize Theron In "Crossfire"

A couple of things confirmed by the partial rollout of the Killers frontman’s solo debut: Brandon Flowers is still handsome, still sounds like Brandon Flowers. Things are going pretty OK so far! The album’s called Flamingo, and its’ first single,”Crossfire,” melds the mild dancepop sensibility of its dialed down verses to soaring rafter-rattling hooks — in other words, a perfect amalgamation of Flamingo producers’ Stuart Price and Daniel Lanois’s fortes, or in other other words, Sam’s Town.

And so there’s enough sexy and soar herein to justify a big production video, which is what we get: it starts Brandon Flowers (still handsome) in Indian Jones type attire, and in an Indiana Jones type bind (after bind), waiting to be rescued by one Ms. Theron, South Africa’s most beautiful export (next to the good sportsmanship of the World Cup, of course). There are ninjas, and fire, and a fantastic getaway car at the clip’s end. Quite stylish.

Flamingo is out in September. And recently, Brandon did “God Bless America” at the Obamas’ lawn party. Dude’s having a good month.

Comments (12)
  1. When I first heard the instrumental version of the song, I wasn’t all that impressed but, hearing it with vocals, I’m pretty stoked for “Flamingo.” I also liked how Charlize Theron’s ass-kicking scenes were synchronized with the song….

  2. Damn you Brandon Flowers… your ninjas make it impossible for me to hate this.

  3. Now I want to see Charlize Theron in Tomb Raider.

  4. Clearly, Brandon needs to be more careful. He sure managed to get into a lot of ninja trouble in that one. You’d think he’d learn.

  5. Mr. Flowers is BAck!!!

    i ain’t mad at him he’s got a hot combat woman. Charlize Theron kickin A$$

  6. Meh, the video was better than the song. But the damn banner ads kept getting clicked!! GAH, do they really gotta take up all that space?!?!

  7. Music video reminded me of Kill Bill, but with a better-looking Bride of course.

  8. i liked it better with the sound off.

  9. I heard this song on the radio,and I must say,it took like a minute for me to get into.
    Congrats to him and his solo career!Sweet vid!

  10. Get it? He’s getting saved from The Killers?

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