We”re not so crazy about the song, but we love Brandon Flowers” new video for “Only the Young” from his solo album, “Flamingo.”
The clip features The Killers” Flowers in a tuxedo as he gets transported from scene to scene. At one moment, he”s in a ring of fire, next he seems to have stepped into a ghostly Cirque du Soleil production. He often looks very afraid, rightfully so. (Ah, we see at the production credits at the end that the Sophie Mueller-directed video was filmed at Le Reve at the Wynn in Las Vegas. Very fitting for this Vegas-based boy.)
Other times, he”s in the middle of a kaleidoscope or about to be transported off into a parallel universe where lead singers of successful bands determined to also have solo careers get whisked away to live happily with each other and play Mick Jagger”s ” Wandering Spirit” over and over.
It’s a gorgeous, sumptuous clip that feels dreamy in all the right ways.