GHOST TOWN – BEHIND THE SCENES
THE ORIGINAL HIGH – MORE SONGS & GLIMPSES
Adam was promoting his new album at The Box on Wednesday night. Love hearing his falsetto!
On Thursday 2 songs from the album popped up on iTunes!
Adam Lambert Interview by jj in the Z100 studio
Adam Lambert’s Weather Report for Memorial Weekend | iHeartRadio Dramatic Interview
And finally Adam Lambert Calls in To Maxwell’s House!!
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Better late than never…
“Underground” from The Original High is now available! Hop on over to iTunes and search for “Adam Lambert Underground”
Lyrics via AdamLambertFrance. Merci!
NEW YORK NEWS ALERTS
Adam Lambert – JoJo Wright:
GREATEST ALBUM ADVERTISEMENT EVER!!!
93.9 FM Chicago – Meet Adam Lambert – enter contest by May 20!
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A TROVE OF EAR CANDY
PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
Carson’s Pick Of The Week: Adam Lambert “Ghost Town” “Adam Lambert, we all know him and love him!…Adam stopped by for a visit and says that fans can expect to hear lots of different sounds on his new album. One of those songs with a different sound is “Ghost Town,” and yes, we might have it on repeat and have zero plans to stop listening to it. “Ghost Town” is also Carson’s Pick of the Week.”
My Badass Alter Ego – More on Singing – Part 2 “The sound (or timbre) of a voice is determined by the distance between the vocal cords and the lips, but the shape of that space – the resonance chamber – can be changed, and this adds different harmonics to the sound, inaddition to using the natural resonances that are produced by the different registers of the voice. This is where a trained voice will always have the edge over an untrained voice, as you have been taught how to add colour and resonance. For me, this is the main reason why Adam’s voice sounds so multi-faceted, particularly when you hear it live…I’ve been musing about where Adam’s supertenor range come from? This is only my theory, but I do wonder whether he has an extra section of head register – an extra gear produced by his larynx being able to do another cycle of rise and fall, even when he’s near the top of his voice. I need to research this, so I’ll get back to you!”
Seattle Times – How ‘American Idol’ lost its way “The Season 8 finale would have been a good one to end on. That’s when Adam Lambert, the peacocking glam-rock phenom, was up against Kris Allen, a milquetoast folkie. Picking a side felt important, like a battle in a broader culture war. It reflected something about your identity, or at least about your idea of what you wanted music to represent: adventure vs. safety. Innovation vs. re-creation. The future vs. the status quo.”
American Idol: The Greatest Upset In The History Of The Competition “The closest we have come to a true upset was Kris Allen’s victory over Adam Lambert, but even that isn’t as amazing as what we witnessed tonight. Think about it… Adam Lambert was a dramatic, mascara-wearing west coast pop singer who went head to head with a friendly, Christian, unassuming singer-songwriter from the South…”
6 Clockwork Comedy performers on best, worst things about ‘American Idol’ getting cancelled “Atlanta stand-up comedian Joe Pettis figures the best thing about Fox cancelling “American Idol” is, “I will be less inclined to brag about meeting Adam Lambert.” The flamboyant Lambert, now singing with classic-rock legends Queen, was season eight runner up on the reality TV singing competition, which will finally end after its 15thseason in 2016, Fox announced May 11. ‘Idol” produced legit stars such as Lambert, radio-rocker Chris Daughtry, big-voiced everywoman Kelly Clarkson, R&B talent Jennifer Hudson and seven-time Grammy winner/country superstar Carrie Underwood. It also gave us way too many cover versions of the sappy Aerosmith track “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.” And widely propagated the misuse of melisma.”
Master Herald – Adam Lambert Says He Would not be Where He is Now if Not for the Great Run of ‘American Idol!’ “…Adam Lambert only had praises for the show that discovered him and turned him into a music superstar that he is now. Adam Lambert is a runner-up in 2008 during the “American Idol’s” Season 8. One year later, he released his debut studio album titled “For Your Entertainment” and he has since been enjoying superstardom…”
Adam Lambert’s ‘Ghost Town’ beats Madonna namesake on Billboard chart “Adam Lambert has charted higher than Madonna in the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart. The list, which is compiled through US radioplay figures, reveals that Lambert’s ‘Ghost Town’ has debuted at No.35. He has trumped Madonna’s similarly named ‘Ghosttown’, which rests at No.38. Billboard commented: “Unlike certain eventual ghost towns when it came to sparring gunslingers, the Adult Pop Songs chart is big enough for the both of these like-titled songs (word spacing aside).”
Heather Rushworth – Why Adam Lambert is the My Favorite Celebrity (VIDEO) “Adam Lambert stopped by the studio last week for a couple of interviews that I got to produce and record and he was AMAZING! So full love easy-going warm-heartedness. He exudes celebrity appeal. Susan DeVincent and him were instantly the glammiest of friends. Check out the interview here:..” Adam’s single but he mingles!!
VIDEO AND AUDIO FAVS
93.3 Things You Need to Know – Adam Lambert answers. LISTEN
On beard hygiene, bonding over IKEA
93.3 Are you smarter than Adam Lambert? LISTEN
Does not leave the house with UGGS. Knows his Roman numerals. Perfect score!
Adam Lambert & Friends get set to enjoy a hot night at Hooray Henry’s LA – papp vid
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!
Note: Sunday May 10th after 3pm ET/noon PT World Clock http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Adam+Lambert+interview+w+Polly+Gillespie+%28NZ%29+after+7+am+&iso=20150511T07&p1=22 … Listen live: http://www.iheart.com/live/the-hits-auckland-6197/ …
Isn’t he the BEST? A selection below:
GHOST TOWN VIDEO
Adam Lambert performs ‘Ghost Town’ on Ellen
SUNDAY MORNING BLUES
Goofball Adam, freckles and all.. love him to pieces!
ET Adam Lambert Reveals How Queen Influenced ‘The Original High’
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Idolator – Adam Lambert’s Album ‘The Original High’ Gets June Release Date, Singer To Perform On ‘Ellen’ “A press release notes that The Original High, recorded in both Stockholm and Los Angeles with Max Martin and Shellback behind the boards as executive producers, has a release date of June 16. Ahead of that, Lambert will be making an appearance (and, we’re guessing, performing) on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 30.”
UPDATE: From the Ellen Show – Scarlett Johansson & Chris Evans, Idina Menzel, Adam Lambert “…pop star, Queen aficionado, and “American Idol” alum ADAM LAMBERT will perform “Ghost Town” from his upcoming album!”
HOW MUCH CAN WE TAKE..?
Pre-order “The Original High” here
and get a free download of “Ghost Town”!!
Adam Lambert, The Original High track list:
1. “Ghost Town”
2. “The Original High”
3. “Another Lonely Night”
5. “There I Said It”
6. “Rumor” feat. Tove Lo
7. “Evil in the Night”
8. “Lucy” feat. Brian May
9. “Things I Didn’t Say”
10. “The Light”
11. “Heavy Fire”
12. “After Hours” (Bonus Track)
13. “Shame” (Bonus Track)
14. “These Boys” (Bonus Track)
Billboard – Adam Lambert Reveals Cover Art to New Album ‘The Original High’ “The Original High marks a full collaboration between the American Idol alum and Swedish hitmakers Max Martin and Shellback. Indeed, an early listen to several tracks on the album reveals the duo’s penchant for pop wizardry, especially on songs like the mid-tempo “Ghost Town,” which nods to Katy Perry and Kiesza in its use of 90s synth, and fellow Swedes Peter Bjorn and John in its embrace of the whistle as hook…Elsewhere on the record, Lambert showcases his signature soaring wail as he reaches his own personal high — note-wise — occasionally stepping in with an impressive falsetto over a dance-y beat. Nile Rodgers-esque guitars appear throughout as funk stylings of the don’t-believe-me-just-watch variety. Hints of Robyn and Erasure abound, and while we can’t reveal too much more, know that Lambert did all the background vocals…Excited yet? Let us know your hopes for High in the comments… “
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Adam Lambert’s new single opens with a disarmingly spare, homespun melody strummed on an acoustic guitar, which accompanies Adam’s voice like a trusty mount bearing her master across an arid plain. Adam’s voice is as clean cut and lean as Gary Cooper’s profile, right down to the sheen of grit. Lyrics are sharp and stark as dried up bones. “Died last night in my dreams…” (Am I getting out of hand with my Old Western movie metaphors? )
The verse comes to a halt, and then switches up with “Now I know my heart is a Ghost Town” and segues into a thumping EDM chorus propelled by funky beats underlying that ear wormy whistled melody and finger snapping. This has summer hit stamped all over it. It’s impossible not to dance to it. The very bleakness of the words challenges you to abandon everyday caution and dance.
But what I love best about “Ghost Town” is Adam’s singing. No one could accuse him of over singing here. By holding back on the power, he allows the gorgeous timbre and elegant articulation to cradle your heart.
The eclecticism of this track feels authentic to Adam. You can hear echoes of past songs, covers and vocal flourishes in here. The song’s roots burrow deeply into musical styles that Adam has loved but it doesn’t feel recycled or derivative. His genius as a performing artist has been his uncanny ability to take a classic song, fully inhabit it and make it his own. With “Ghost Town” he shows that he has learned how to apply the same kind of genius to songwriting.
(Sorry for the awkwardness of this review, but I am without my computer and was forced to peck this out on my iPhone.)
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“I have heard the future of pop.”
– Lindsey F*cking Parker
April 21 is THE DAY!! We hope we don’t crash iTunes…
KiddNation.com – Adam Lambert joins the show Tuesday morning. He’ll tell us about his new single, “Ghost Town,” and what he’s been up to.
Teaser mashup via Kradice Lambert
One of the most important bands in world music history, Queen, announce additional Brazil shows in São Paulo and Porto Alegre fronted by legend-in-the-making Adam Lambert.
…Adam Lambert’s stunning performances on the eighth season of American Idol are still widely regarded as some of the most riveting moments in the show’s history. His debut album For Your Entertainment earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. His second album, Trespassing, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. The subsequent tour took Lambert from Australia to South Africa, throughout Asia and Eastern Europe and culminated in a sold-out arena show in Helsinki, Finland. In 2013, Adam appeared as a guest star on the hit TV series, GLEE. Adam has just completed a brand new album, writing and working with the production team of Shellback and Max Martin (Max is responsible for 19 #1 US hits, and Billboard’s “Producer of the Year”). The first single, “Ghost Town” is released April 20, and the album “The Original High” follows this summer.
Further Latin America dates are expected to be announced.
@Virg1877: QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT South America Tour Dates Document https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dVM3Mbf8ZG0yPCXon_X5ZfnIjhnZdWJBFo9NgyyDb7M/edit?usp=sharing …
COVER BOY (AGAIN!)
Entertainment Focus – Adam Lambert is the cover star for the new issue of Notion “Talking about The Original High, Adam reveals, “[The album is] dance-y but bittersweet, and the lyrics are a little darker [than they have been, previously]. I’ve done the more bubblegum stuff, I’ve done the camp stuff, and now I want to encourage people to face their shit. I want to show them the part of me that’s not all polished or [still part of] the ‘pageant on TV’ thing – I want it to be real, you know?”” Read more…