11 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Blowing up on American Idol with his theatrical, excessive and commanding interpretations, Adam Lambert pulls back in his third and most unified album The Original High, revealing a mature and subtler persona. His moody, oftentimes noir soul-searching and baroque, Mercury-esque vocals are still present—yet they’ve been restrained to let the ‘90s-influenced EDM and pop rock hooks shine. His incredible range and virtuosic tenor take on deeper nuances here, rising to his trademark falsetto in the power ballad “There I said it”. From the deep house plucks of the excellent lead single “Ghost Town” to his Queen band mate Brian May’s glam-rock guitar solos in “Lucy”, Lambert is reinventing his sound pleasing both fans and newcomers alike.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Blowing up on American Idol with his theatrical, excessive and commanding interpretations, Adam Lambert pulls back in his third and most unified album The Original High, revealing a mature and subtler persona. His moody, oftentimes noir soul-searching and baroque, Mercury-esque vocals are still present—yet they’ve been restrained to let the ‘90s-influenced EDM and pop rock hooks shine. His incredible range and virtuosic tenor take on deeper nuances here, rising to his trademark falsetto in the power ballad “There I said it”. From the deep house plucks of the excellent lead single “Ghost Town” to his Queen band mate Brian May’s glam-rock guitar solos in “Lucy”, Lambert is reinventing his sound pleasing both fans and newcomers alike.

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