The Original High may be Adam Lambert‘s THIRD album (and his first since leaving RCA and signing with Warner Bros.) but it’s the one I’m most excited about. The album has been described as “pop but not bubblegum” and “euro-dance-inspired,” both of which seem to be accurate characterizations as evidenced by the dark-electronic, house-influenced lead single, “Ghost Town.” The song pairs 33-year-old Lambert BACK UP with Swedish pop-producer extraordinaire Max Martin (along with Ali Payami)—the man behind “Whataya Want from Me” and “If I Had You,” both hits from his 2009 debut album, For Your Entertainment. Check out the video for “Ghost Town” below.
The Original High was executive produced by Martin and frequent collaborator, Shellback (P!nk, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift) and marks the former American Idol runner-up’s Warner Bros. Music debut, following his departure from long-time label RCA after a bout of “creative differences” left the big-voiced star unhappy and ready for a change. You have to give Adam Lambert MAJOR props for standing his ground and leaving the record label that took a chance and signed him at the beginning of his career. That takes balls—granted if I were asked to make an “80s covers album” I’d want out of my record contract too…just sayin’.
The album, which is out today (iTunes) features collaborations with Swedish electropop darling Tove Lo and guitarist from QUEEN (with whom Lambert has been touring on and off) Brian May and is available both in Standard form as well as Deluxe (which includes 3 additional tracks). Be on the look out for appearances on Live With Kelly & Michael (June 19th) as well as Good Morning America‘s Summer Concert Series (June 19th). Meanwhile, check out this recent performance of “Ghost Town” from the National Lottery Show in the UK where Adam was doing album promo.
To celebrate the release of The Original High, I’m giving away THREE COPIES to THREE LUCKY WINNERS. To enter, please:
- Be a resident of the U.S. or Canada
- Fill out the form below, telling me the name of YOUR favorite Adam Lambert song
I will be choosing my 3 winners, AT RANDOM this Friday, June 19th. GOOD LUCK!
Enter to win
THE ORIGINAL HIGH
the new album from multi-platinum-selling artist
Featuring the hit single “Ghost Town“
Out NOW: http://smarturl.it/adam.itunes