Brandon Flowers doesn't want to "embarrass himself" with his new album.
The Killers frontman has been working on his second solo LP and felt it was important to have a more grown-up sound that reflected his life.
He said: "I'm 33 years old and I have three sons, I've got to try to commit to myself and no embarrass myself.
"A lot of these songs could be about a man and his wife. I'm coming up on 10 years of marriage, and it's not a cakewalk."
Brandon has been listening to solo albums of other frontmen and women and thinks he is too much of a "pop tart" to create a record like The Strokes' Julian Casablancas did with The Voidz.
He said: "I don't know if I have that in me. It's like David Bowie doing 'Tin Machine' or something like that. I just can't. I'm too much of a pop tart."
The singer's first solo effort, 'Flamingo', was criticised for sounding a lot like a Killers record, so this time round he has worked with producer Ariel Rechtshaid and given him "some freedom" to play with his sound.
He told NME magazine: "I'm so much a part of that Killers sound, so for me to move away from it, I had to give Ariel some freedom, a little bit more slack on the rope.
"A lot of times it worked, and when it didn't, I was able to have a strong enough hold on things to pull the rope and get it where I need to get it."