13 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Throughout his career, Adam Lambert has always been open to change. With 2019’s Velvet: Side A EP, the pop singer and LGBTQ+ icon hinted that he was heading in a funkier, rock-edged direction—far removed from the gleaming electro-pop sound of 2015’s The Original High. Now that he’s completed the second half of his fourth LP, VELVET, Lambert makes it loud and clear that he’s going to do things on his own terms. “Try to put me in a box/Make me something I’m not/Don’t give a fuck ’cause I’m gonna take back,” he sings on the swaggering anthem “Superpower” over a sensual funk-soul groove. Self-discovery is at the core of these songs, as he struggles with unrequited love (“Loverboy”), bemoans the lack of human connection (“Overglow”), and yearns for a fresh start (“Closer to You”) with his usual theatrical flair (he is the current Queen frontman, after all). On “Roses,” Lambert shakes off the drama with producer Nile Rodgers by his side, stretching his pearly falsetto to the limit over Rodgers’ signature guitar riffs.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Throughout his career, Adam Lambert has always been open to change. With 2019’s Velvet: Side A EP, the pop singer and LGBTQ+ icon hinted that he was heading in a funkier, rock-edged direction—far removed from the gleaming electro-pop sound of 2015’s The Original High. Now that he’s completed the second half of his fourth LP, VELVET, Lambert makes it loud and clear that he’s going to do things on his own terms. “Try to put me in a box/Make me something I’m not/Don’t give a fuck ’cause I’m gonna take back,” he sings on the swaggering anthem “Superpower” over a sensual funk-soul groove. Self-discovery is at the core of these songs, as he struggles with unrequited love (“Loverboy”), bemoans the lack of human connection (“Overglow”), and yearns for a fresh start (“Closer to You”) with his usual theatrical flair (he is the current Queen frontman, after all). On “Roses,” Lambert shakes off the drama with producer Nile Rodgers by his side, stretching his pearly falsetto to the limit over Rodgers’ signature guitar riffs.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

AnnieLuvsU ,

Just keeps getting better

Love everything on this album but Roses is one of my favorites so far! When will this artist get the respect and popularity he deserves!!!

JenB56 ,

Best Vocals

Best singer of this generation

ahmedabas97 ,

Excited 💜💙

I like his voice and his music is so good

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