Described as a quieter, character-study-driven album, ‘PRESSURE MACHINE’ lives squarely in singer Brandon Flowers’ hometown of Nephi, Utah, a close-knit community of 5,300 people with no traffic lights, a rubber plan, wheat fields, and the West Hills. Nephi is the place Flowers spent his formative years (10-16), saying “had it not been for advancements in the automotive industry, Nephi in the 90’s could have been the 1950’s.”
The album’s songs are based on the memories and stories of people that impacted him growing up, interspersed with commentary from current Nephi locals about their town.
“We were discussing Brandon moving to Nephi as a kid and being stuck in the middle of nowhere,” said drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr.
“And during COVID-19, it started to feel like we were all in the middle of nowhere.” concurs Flowers, “I discovered this grief that I hadn’t dealt with,” he said, “many memories of my time in Nephi are tender. But the ones tied for fear or great sadness were emotionally charged. I’ve got more understanding now that when we started the band, and hopefully I was able to do justice to these stories and these lives in this little town that I grew up in.”
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