The Killers' Brandon Flowers
"What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," must have been the thought of singer Brandon Flowers when he wrote the lyrics for The Killers' debut "Hot Fuss." The Las Vegas pop-rock outfit has been the topic of much speculation as a result of Flowers' ambiguous, gay-themed lyrics. The handsome crooner gives subtle hints about his sexuality on the songs "Andy You're A Star" and "Somebody Told Me," but still leaves a wide margin for different interpretations.
"Andy, You're A Star" supposedly describes Flowers' crush on a football athlete in high school. But it is "Somebody Told Me" that has left most people wondering. Flowers sings, "Well somebody told me/You had a boyfriend/Who looks like a girlfriend/That I had in February of last year/It's not confidential I've got potential." Opinions about the song's meaning on fan boards range from Flowers' ex-girlfriend getting a sex change to the singer's desire to have a three-way with his ex-girlfriend and her new girlfriend.
Check out a special remix of "Somebody Told Me" by DJ Josh Harris [MP3] It is a sassy pop-rock tune that recently received a GRAMMY nomination for "Best Rock Song." The song is also included in my 2004 Gay Hits iMix on iTunes.
All rumors aside, let's agree that Brandon Flowers is well in touch with his sensitive side. I believe the song is essentially about how rumors can easily spiral out of control. Flowers finds out through the grapevine that his ex-girlfriend is now dating another woman. He is probably not gay, but at least he is having an open mind about it. (Click here to purchase The Killers' "Hot Fuss" on Amazon.)