And Finally

Brandon Flowers stars in Mormons advert

By | Published on Thursday 20 October 2011

Brandon Flowers

The Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers has starred in a new advert for The Church Of Jesus Christ Of The Latter Day Saints, or the Mormons as its members are more commonly known. So, er, well, yeah, that’s what he’s done.

Claiming that it’s very unusual for a musician aged 30 to have a wife and children, as he does (I’m not sure how accurate that is), Flowers says in the video: “There are a lot of connotations that come along with pop music or rock music. And it’s usually very sex driven or money driven, and I realised very early on that that wasn’t the road for me, and maybe because of the foundations that were laid down early on and my mom taking me to church I wanted to take a different road”.

I’m not entirely sure what the point of the advert is. Possibly they wanted a big rockstar to come and say that being religious is cool. But then Flowers came along and said he’s shunned coolness in favour of having a semi-normal life. Maybe it’s supposed to say that you don’t need to be cool, even if being cool is basically meant to be your job. Or something.

Watch the video here: