It was "lonely" making a solo record according to The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers.
The singer said he missed his remaining bandmates when he was laying down tracks for his new record, despite the fact he had drummer Ronnie Vannucci on board.
"It was weird," he said. "Without the union and The Killers and that way of doing things and friendship. I had fun making the record but that brotherhood didn't exist. At times it was a little bit lonely."
The star also confirmed that The Killers have already set a date to head back into the studio to start work on the follow-up to their third album, 2008's Day & Age.
"The guys have heard it and they understand why I'm doing it," he told Radio 1 in the UK. "I'm already talking to them about when we're going to get into the studio again."
Flowers has pulled in a string of collaborators including producers Stuart Price, Brendan O'Brien and Rilo Kiley singer Jenny Lewis for his first release on his own.
He added: "I'm excited. I'm a little bit nervous about it all. In the most part I'm really happy with it."