Adam Lambert Week – April 27-May 3, 2015
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’
Time Magazine – Adam Lambert’s ‘Ghost Town’ Video Is the Creepiest Dance Party You’ll Ever Attend “The video occasionally sticks a little too closely to its subject matter—you will not be shocked to learn there’s an actual ghost town in “Ghost Town”—but overall, Lambert deserves props for finding visuals as entrancing as the track’s whistled hook.”
ET – EXCLUSIVE: Adam Lambert Reveals ‘Coachella Gone Goth,’ Hype Williams-Directed ‘Ghost Town’ Video “But it was Williams, whom Lambert had not worked with before, who came up with the initial video treatment. But after seeing Jack White‘s Williams-directed “Freedom at 21″ video in 2012, Lambert knew that he just had to work with the iconic director.”
Yahoo – Adam Lambert Will Be Your Father Figure: See His George Michael-Esque ‘Ghost Town’ Video “Adam is totally giving me some Faith-era George Michael realness here, and the vibe is the perfect fit for this ’90s-reminiscent deep house jam. So much leather. So much denim. So much fishnet. So much awesomeness. I have faith that this one’s going to get a lot of views.”
Queerty – Adam Lambert Debuts “Ghost Town” Video, Explains How It’s Different From Madonna’s “Ghosttown” “My reaction was so complicated, because I think I texted my management, like, ‘Did you see this? Did you see this? What are we gonna do?’ And they said, ‘You know, it’s fine because the songs are so different.’ Hers is like a post-apocalyptic love song, mid-tempo, and mine’s like an existential dance goth rave thing. So they’re two different songs — they just share a title.””
Fuse – 11 Best New Pop Songs We Heard in April “Another banger that utilizes a whistle hook? Adam Lambert evolves his sound by mixing the emotional, pop-rock and theatrical lyrics we love him for with a dark, house beat.”
Spin or Bin – Adam Lambert Returns To Haunt In Ghost Town “…The video wasn’t anything ground-breaking, nor did it have any particularly memorable scenes. However, it definitely served its purpose for standing out due to its monochrome colour scheme and the flashy visuals and quick-cut style of the video.”
BEHIND THE SCENES
A million views and counting on the Lyric Video!!
A TIDAL WAVE
DEPARTMENT OF EYE CANDY
PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
Mombert is back!
My Badass Alter Ego – More on Singing – Part 1 “Unusually, Matt is separated from his guitar for this performance, which does actually improve his singing as he’s not having to think about playing at the same time. His voice in this track is fairly well-controlled – I’ve heard lots of recordings (studio and live) where he breathes in odd places, but the most noticeable thing in this recording from Rome is that you can hear him gasping for breath with almost every phrase. As a singer, this makes me feel uncomfortable as it makes me feel as though singing is hard work for him and this is absolutely not the name of the game. We can do a straight comparison on this song as Adam performed Starlight on the Idol Tour in 2009; this recording is from the show in Portland.
He’s had the song transposed higher to show off the top of his voice, but the first thing to notice is that you only hear the occasional breath. Also, the lines he sings are longer; they flow easily, in what us musos call a legato line. Now, the quality of Adam’s voice is very different to Matt Bellamy’s; Adam’s tone is headier, brighter – because he has been taught to use the resonances and how to access the different part of his voice (these are “registers” – more about these in Part 2!). Matt’s voice is his “raw” sound. I have to say I love both versions – they’re very different.”
My Badass Alter Ego – The Evolution of Adam – Era 3 “[The Ellen Show performance] is definitely Era 3 Adam, with all the experience that he has gathered from nearly two years working with Queen. It has made a tremendous difference to him in many ways which I’ll explain in a minute. In comparison, this is Adam when he released Never Close Our Eyes in 2012 – to judge the two performances fairly, I chose this deliberately as it’s another dance-influenced song, and I have picked another TV performance; this one is from when he sang on the Graham Norton Show in the UK. Do try and listen to both of these songs back to back, as it’s easier to see and hear how much has changed in three years….”
MTV – Adam Lambert Turns His ‘Ghost Town’ Music Video Into A ‘Fashion Film’ ““We threw it all in a blender creatively and just pressed ’whip’ and made a big old smoothie out of it all,” he said. “And I loved what we came up with…“I don’t think I’ve ever been in more of an extreme close-up in my entire life so you, the viewer, get to be right up in my face and see what I’m going through,” Adam said. “It was a little scary. I don’t think I’ve ever felt that vulnerable on camera before.””
ADAM LAMBERT’S “GHOST TOWN” RANKS AS HOT AC RADIO’S MOST ADDED SONG “According to Mediabase, the former “American Idol” contestant’s “Ghost Town” scored adds from 15 monitored Hot AC stations this week. No other song received as many pickups.”
Bustle – 12 ‘The Hills’ Songs That That’ll Take You Back To The Days When Les Deux Was Still Open “As Kristin and Stephanie wrap up their dinner date/argument, this Adam Lambert hit cues up. (To answer the song’s question: Stephanie wants an apology from Kristen. Kristen chooses to roll her eyes instead.”
Idolator – Adam Lambert Performs “Ghost Town” Live For First Time On ‘Ellen’: Watch “Ahhh, remember when Adam Lambert was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show half a decade ago and performed “If I Had You”? A lot can happen in five years, and it’s pretty amazing to see the sheer volume of confidence Adam has built up since then, particularly when it comes to his stage presence. Don’t get me wrong — the singer had the strut and swagger down pat back then. But now, in the wake of his recent jaunt around the globe with Queen, he’s truly mastered the art of commanding a stage like a rock star…“
Ultimate Music – Adam Lambert “Ghost Town” (The Ellen Show Performance) “Lambert has evolved his sound without losing his distinctive pop-glam essence, and he has learned from the mistakes of his latest album.”
MTV – Adam Lambert’s ‘Ghost Town’ Is Just The ‘Tip Of The Iceberg’ Of What’s To Come ““I think lyrically what I like about it is that I’m talking about things in ’Ghost Town’ that are, you know, kind of me realizing may be I’ve gotten a little bit jaded, maybe I’m questioning if I’m going to be able to fall in love again, what is this world giving to me?” Adam told us via phone. “But it’s not completely hopeless because there is that dance beat and it’s a great opening statement for the album because I go into further detail on the other songs about these feelings.””