Next single – Let it be “Trespassing”
We do stan the best global superstar ever! On March 21, mindful of fans’ disappointment over the delayed release of his second album, Adam gave us four excerpts to savor and help us survive the next two months. He even asked fans to weigh in on which song should be his next single. At a fan Q&A he mentioned that “Cuckoo” was the likely choice.
Upon hearing this, the voice in my head cried out “No!!” Now, all four songs are radio-friendly potential hits, each a sonic incendiary device to set the dance floor ablaze. But I would love the next single to be more than a hit. I would love to see it propel the entire album and proclaim to the world that Adam F*cking Lambert HAS ARRIVED. I feel the song could be the album’s mission statement. That’s why I fervently hope the single will be “Trespassing”.
I lay before you my reasons. Musically, “Trespassing” truly stands out from the pack in a way the other three songs do not. With it’s earth-shaking funk foundations, the song channels the “black woman living inside” in a way that connects across the demographics of Adam’s unique fanbase. When he hits those Michael Jacksonesque notes, Adam delivers the primal vocal thrills that made us all fall so hard for him in the first place. Most importantly, the song packs attitude and a loud and clear message that Adam is a boundary-breaking artist. It’s retro and radical at the same time. “Trespassing” adds layers of complexity and seriousness beyond the other candidate singles.
The “Better Than I Know Myself” video established the dark versus light conceptual framework of the album, providing the perfect set up for Adam’s next single by literally laying down a boundary line. “Trespassing” is the song to smash through it.