“Ghost Town” by Adam Lambert: Single Review

Adam Lambert has always managed to put out fun and evocative songs that really hold my attention whenever I listen to him, so I’m kind of really psyched for his third album, The Original High. So since “Ghost Town”, the first single off the album, dropped this week, it seemed like a great idea for today’s post.

The song starts off with a melodic guitar that easily leads into the vocals that have a slight echoing effect on them, taking the listener to a wide open space with the simple sound of the song. This only last for a little while and then the energy picks up considerably, taking on a more electric approach and seeming to come from all sorts of directions. The echoing effect makes a few more appearances through the song, so it still seems like you’re hearing it in a really wide open space, but at the same time the electric effects seem to hold you in one place.

The song is evocative and really holds the attention. It certainly lives up to all of my other favorite tracks from Adam Lambert, and makes me interested in hearing the rest of the album that is on the way. There is no concrete release date for The Original High yet, but it is expected to be a late spring or early summer release so while the wait is indefinite, it may not be too long.

3 comments

  1. […] “Ghost Town” was the lead single off the album, and previously reviewed here so I’ll be diving into the songs we haven’t yet talked about on the album. “The Original High” starts off energetic with a subtle groove to it that pulls the listener right in to Lambert’s sultry vocals. The energy of the song is nearly palpable and the song blends lower and higher pitches with ease, letting the vocals explore a wide range as the song captures the listener by the ears and keeps them hooked to the album with ease. It’s a quick paced song, but that works for it and doesn’t pull away from the range and variety of sounds in the track. “Another Lonely Night” starts with a quieter melody and a distant snapping. It moves considerably slower than the titular track on the album did. The vocals cut a stark presence against the music, and it creates an emotive track for a second before the song takes a sudden turn and amps up the energy and pacing for the first chorus. The build is slightly more noticeable, but the sudden turn when the second chorus hits is preserved with a sense of ease. it’s a very interesting track to listen to because it takes you by surprise. “Underground” starts slowly, and quickly adds in that sense of emotion again. It moves steadily at first, but then picks up speed and takes on a vague R&B feel as it continues to play. it holds the attention though, and the song ends up working really well because of this steady step by step build. This time the emotion stays noticeable through the song, even if its a little bit more provocative than evocative in places. […]

  2. […] “… A canção é muito sugestiva e realmente prende a atenção. Ela certamente faz jus a todas às minhas outras faixas favoritas de Adam Lambert, e me deixa interessado em ouvir o resto do álbum que está a caminho.” (Music Unlabeled) […]

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