Only a couple of weeks have passed since Adam Lambert and Queen completed the European leg of their world tour. Lambert won universal acclaim for his performances fronting legendary rock band Queen, and even before the tour ended, many were forecasting that more shows would be forthcoming. Prayers were answered when it was announced that Queen and Adam Lambert would reunite for this years Rock in Rio festival.
While the tour with Queen was ongoing, Adam chose his birthday to announce that his new solo album would be called The Original High.
In 2009, Adam Lambert came to the notice of the American public when he became the runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol, and it was through that show that he first met Queen legends Brian May and Roger Taylor. It is unquestionably through the collaboration with Queen that Adam has been brought to the attention of a worldwide audience.
Adam has been praised for his near faultless vocal performances and won over the doubters who said that deceased Queen legend Freddie Mercury could never be replaced. Lambert has made it clear to audiences that he loved Freddie as much as they did and that he considered it an honor to be able to perform in his place. Lambert said that he wanted to keep the memory of Freddie alive. Adam’s humility won him both praise and a legion of new fans.
Lambert’s star has risen so far that Queen guitarist Brian May has described Adam as “a gift from God.”
When Lambert announced the name of his new album, Unreality TV reported that Adam had spoken to Sunrise in Australia explaining that the album was much more experimental than his previous work.
“I’m so excited. I created this record with Max Martin and Shellback as the two executive producers, we’ve been working on it for over a year, It’s kind of a new sound and a new energy, and I’m excited for people to hear it.”
According to NME News, Lambert has announced that the first single from the new album is called “Ghost Town” and it will be released on April 21. Adam had previously told Digital Spy that the new album is “definitely pop and there’s some house on there, there’s some R&B flavors here and there,” and it appears that Lambert is true to his word. The track certainly lays down a heavy dance groove and is sure to be a club hit.
Are you an Adam Lambert fan? Has this teaser made you even more excited for the release of The Original High? What do you think of Adams new, more experimental sound?
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