Adam Lambert's "Ghost Town" Sounds Awesome (& A Little Bit Eerie) — LISTEN
Hold on to your hats, Glamberts: Adam Lambert's new single, "Ghost Town," comes out on Apr. 21. (Not to be confused with Madonna's new single of the same name, of course.) What excellent news! The "Whataya Want From Me" singer shared a short snippet of the track online on Sunday, and it sounds awesome (though, sadly, it doesn't contain any vocals). In the 15-second Instagram video, Lambert gazes seductively at the camera while some eerie, almost ominous whistling plays over a club-ready beat in the background. It's very intriguing. I'm really looking forward to hearing more!
As Popjustice reports, "Ghost Town" was produced by Max Martin — the legendary Swedish hit-maker who helped Taylor Swift craft recent tracks like "Shake It Off," "Blank Space," and "Style." In fact, Martin and his frequent collaborator, Shellback, are the executive producers of Lambert's upcoming album, The Original High. The two musicians have more No. 1 singles to their names than you can shake a stick at, so I think it's safe to say that the project is in good hands. (I also think it’s a great sign that “Ghost Town” doesn’t sound like anything else on the radio right now — it would be cool for Lambert to set some musical trends this spring.)
Check out the "Ghost Town" preview below.
Over the weekend, Tim van Rongen, an executive producer of The Voice U.K., had this to say about the American Idol runner-up's new track:
Wow, there's already a considerable amount of hype surrounding "Ghost Town" — and the premiere date is still almost a month away! The next few weeks of waiting will probably be pretty tough, but I'm glad Lambert's team and others are getting the word out early — I want Lambert to make a big comeback next month. The pop music scene needs his powerful voice and his unique perspective.
I can't wait for his return.
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