The wait is almost over for Glamberts everywhere as the new Adam Lambert album inches its way to release.
On Sunday, April 19, the man himself revealed the cover art for The Original High via multiple social media accounts — a stark, black-and-white close-up of the singer’s face. First single “Ghost Town” is slated to go to radio on April 21 with a late-spring/early-summer release date eyed for the full length.
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.
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