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Another great interview with Adam Lambert about his debut album and working with Lady Gaga. This one comes from The Wall Street Journal. It’s wonderful that the press had the opportunity to talk with Adam about his music and they are asking all the right questions.
Here’s some of the highlights of this interview. Adam Lambert shares more about working with Lady Gaga on “Fever”, one of the tracks on his debut album. Adam also talks in detail about “Sure Fire Winners”, a song which pushed him the most vocally. Adam’s discusses his creative choice for his album cover, where his inspirations came from and why there is a bit of a double standard for men and women when it comes to glam in the music industry. Also discussed; fame, sexuality, 30 second song previews, twitter, Kris Allen’s album, and American Idol judges.
I’ve seen several interviewers ask Adam why he appeals to women even though he’s gay. I think that’s a strange question to ask Adam. Maybe they should ask women that question because the answer is plain and simple… Sexy is Sexy.
To pre-order your Deluxe version of Adam’s “For Your Entertainment” album click iTunes
Adam Lambert on His New Album “For Your Entertainment,” Working with Lady Gaga, and His Appeal to Women
By Michelle Kung
Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood might want to watch their backs. Adam Lambert, the Season 8 “American Idol” runner-up, is poised to become one of the reality show’s biggest break-out stars. The glamtastic rocker released “Time for Miracles,” the closing credits song for this Friday’s disaster porn epic “2012.” And his first solo album, “For Your Entertainment,” drops Nov. 23, one day after he’s scheduled to perform at the American Music Awards. Lambert talked to Speakeasy about his music, his fans and why he’s so appealing to women.
The Wall Street Journal: On your Twitter feed, you said Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” video “melted my brain.”
Oh my god, I love it. It’s so out there. She’s so brave in her artistic freedom; she’s an inspiration.
She actually contributed a song — “Fever” — to your new album.
Yeah, I really wanted to work with her; she’s just one of my favorites right now. She had an old demo — I think she said she got signed with that demo to her first label deal — and then she never produced it and got it done. I think that it’s a really catchy melody; the lyrics are really fun and silly. Overall, I really enjoyed the process of recording with her. She was on the other side of that glass, just egging me on. She was constantly like, ‘Go crazier! Go higher! Go louder!”
If and when you make a music video for “Fever,” would she cameo?
I’d love it. Of course I’d ask her. We’ll see if she’d actually want to do it. She has a lot on her plate right now.
You seem so at ease with fame. What do you attribute that to?
I think it helps that that I’ve lived in L.A. for the last eight years and I’m a little older. I’m 27, seen a lot of s—, met a lot of people. I’ve certainly been on the sidelines of paparazzi barrages, like, I’ve been out at a club with various reality show acquaintances and they get that kind of attention. So I’ve been near it, which helps me not to be thrown off by it. My M.O. is just do what you do and don’t feel like you have to make apologies for it. I’m sure there will come a point when I have to apologize for something, but not yet.
A lot of big stars go out of their way to hide the fact that they’re gay, but you’re happily out and women still throw thongs at you — what do you think you’re doing differently?
I think it’s a testament to just owning yourself, owning your stuff, and just being comfortable in your skin. It took me a time to get to that point and the timing of “Idol” was appropriate because I was at a point where I realized, you know what? I love myself and I am a good person. It takes a while to get there.
What do you think your appeal to women is?
I’m not sure — to be honest, that’s one of the more surprising elements about this whole thing. I’m like, really? I honestly don’t know — maybe it’s because, whatever the sexuality thing, I’m a friendly person, and maybe there’s a safety thing involved, in that I’m not threatening.
How much say did you have in creating your album cover?
That was pretty much my call. When we got to the point of doing the photo shoot, I just wanted to go super androgynous glam, kind of campy and outlandish. I love imagery like that — that’s why I love the Lady Gaga video. It’s just funny, because the second a guy start doing things out of the box, people get all freaked out. But women do it all the time, so it’s an interesting double standard.
Bowie seems to have been an obvious inspiration.
Yup, Bowie, Jagger, Boy George, Prince, and Michael Jackson — all those guys who would put make up on and look glamorous. Some of the Michael Jackson covers are amazing, like “Dangerous,” where it’s just his eyes and the entire thing is just super frosted and touched up and perfect. And pictures of Bowie back in the day, like the “Hunky Dory” cover where he’s just pretty and in soft focus. I love that look and think it’s cool that not a lot of guy are doing it, so that’s how I’m going to style myself. It’s part of my persona and has been consistently. That’s why I find it so funny that people were surprised by the cover. I mean, didn’t you see me onstage with KISS and the glitter boots and the rhinestones around my eyes [on "Idol"]?
Still, do you ever feel trapped in any way by the glam image?
No, I don’t feel trapped. I’m the one who put on those clothes; it’s my own making. I feel like when I want to, I can change it up like I did on the show. I try not to get trapped in any one musical or visual style at all. I mean, that’s part of what I was really trying to do on “Idol” — change it up week to week, like variety tray. A veggie platter, if you will.
Were you upset when tracks of your album were leaked online earlier this month?
To be honest, yeah. I would have rather it not been, but that’s how you sell a CD on the internet. It’s hard, because people jump to conclusions based on 30 seconds, and I don’t know how fair that is. It is what it is.
Which song pushed you the furthest vocally?
“Sure Fire Winners” is pretty vocally acrobatic. It’s crazy — but they all kind of go crazy. Artistically, I think the Linda Perry song was a departure for me because it was a little out of my obvious comfort zone — vocally, it sits in this falsetto space, and lyrically, if you really listen to it, it’s complicated. The lyrics contradict themselves, which was done on purpose — Linda and I really talked about it.
There are two different interpretations: one is that it’s about two members of a relationship, and what’s going on in their heads when they’re with each other. One partner is loving every moment and in bliss, while the other person is feeling empty and not satisfied. The other way to look at it is that it’s about one person, going back and forth about a relationship in their head. Like one day, we feel like we love this person to death, the next, what the hell. It’s emotionally complicated, which makes it special.
Speaking of “Sure Fire Winners,” it sounds like an homage to “We are the Champions.” Is it?
It wasn’t intentional, and I didn’t write that song. But yeah, that’s totally the vibe. I don’t know if the writers did that on purpose or not. But it is like a “we rock” kind of anthem.
How closely do you follow the forums on your site and read what people tweet at you?
I breeze through Twitter — I look at the mentions, the pictures, the videos. But I try not to get too wrapped up in message boards because it’s crazy. When the fans are supportive, that’s super positive. On the flip side, when message boards are filled with negativity, I find it sad that people have nothing better to do than hate on others online. It’s not a good vibe.
Have you heard Kris Allen’s album?
I haven’t heard his album, but love his single. I’ll be one of the first to get a copy, I’m sure.
Are you going to return to “American Idol” to perform during the new season?
If they want me to perform, I’d love to.
Would you have liked to see Ellen DeGeneres as a judge?
No, I wouldn’t change my experience at all. I love Paula and think she’s amazing. She was one of the first believers [in me], if you know what I mean. She really had my back. As for Simon, he really has nothing to do with me at this point. I mean, he’s a judge. He is also a producer, but he’s not the automatic “Idol” producer. He’s producing Leona Lewis, but that’s his project. Going back to the Internet thing, it amused me how people can be so misinformed. When I read certain things, I just want to tell them, you have no idea what you’re talking about. It’s an endless source of entertainment for me.The Wall Street Journal
Adam Lambert talks music with Rolling Stone; Adam’s new music for his debut album titled “For Your Entertainment” which will be released November 23rd. It was amazing to hear Adam talk about his expectations for his music, details about personally writing for his album, what his song lyrics mean to him and how he feels his listeners will relate to those lyrics, working with artists who he admires tremendously and what it was like for him singing their songs, his musical background as well as his favorite genres of music, his album cover, his new band, and his ever changing fashion “look”.
We all know Adam Lambert has worked long and hard for the day he can share his music with the world. I love his candor, his passion, and his enthusiasm. Adam Lambert is extraordinary.
To pre-order your Deluxe version of Adam’s “For Your Entertainment” click iTunes
Rolling Stone magazine also has a feature article about Adam Lambert which should be hitting the news stands soon.
Adam Lambert on the Demons and Dance Behind “For Your Entertainment”
Singer opens up about his new band (Madonna’s guitarist!) and his album’s Radiohead moment
by Jenny Eliscu, Rolling Stone
In our new issue, Adam Lambert tells Rolling Stone how whiskey and David Bowie influenced his debut album, For Your Entertainment. American Idol’s first real rock star also opened up about working with Muse and writing one of the record’s most tender ballads. Here’s more from Jenny Eliscu’s conversation with the man RS dubbed a glam-rock sex god during his fantastic Idol run:
Tell me about the process of making this record.
We did some recording on tour, not that much, though. What we ended up doing was conceptualizing on the road, and then just collecting as many demos and ideas as possible. Before the tour started, I did write for like a month. Over the course of the tour, we collected a lot of different music and found what resonated with us. The cool thing about the whole process was that we took a lot of the songs from demos and really developed them and tried to tailor them to the vibe that I was going for on the album, which was to blend old and new, to take classic rock-sounding track and say, “How can we modernize this, how can we give it an electronic edge?” I think it went pretty well.
Going into it, before you heard a single demo, what were the things you were certain you wanted it to be?
I wanted to do somehow not a classic and Eighties rock thing, the stuff I got credibility for on Idol. I wanted it to be dance, I wanted it to be pop, I wanted it to be international — these were our check boxes. I really wanted to do a new pop glam thing. I didn’t want to create an album that was cohesive, because that’s not my personally, I wanted something that was all over the map, because that’s the kind of music I like to listen to, and I like to sing a lot of different styles of music, and there should be something different for every mood you’re in.
Do you think your look will go through different phases?
I love dress-up, I love costume, I love make-up and all that shit, so I have a feeling that I’m going to tailor a look for each song. I kind of think that for the first single, “For Your Entertainment,” we’re going to go for more of an old Hollywood look, like 1930s style, but influences of Berlin, kind of dark, black and white, opium den, old glam? I want it to look like Valentino, old movie star, like black and white, pencil moustaches — that kind of vibe.
You’ve spent a lot of time absorbing lots of music. Do you have a large record collection?
Yeah, I’m a freak with iTunes, I’m constantly fucking buying music. I love listening to whatever’s new and fresh, and I’ll go back and explore. I went through a period of time where all I was listening to was stuff from the late Sixties, the whole flower power fuckin’ psychedelic hippie-type music, like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Beatles. I remember at one point I was listening to a lot of disco. I love disco music, anyone who doesn’t love disco, I don’t know?
Every generation has some kind of music they have baggage about.
Yeah. I love dance music, I’ve always loved dance music. I think anything with a good beat that makes you feel like getting ready for the evening, going to work, in the gym, it’s inspiring, it makes you feel good. It makes you move and it makes you want to feel sexy and flirt with somebody and have a drink. There’s a lot of that on the record, because I love that.
What was it like working with Lady Gaga? She brought you a demo from a few years ago?
We just talked about the direction of which way it would go, and she said, “I really want to make more current than the demo is, and dance it up, make it a little more disco-y, and I was like, “Yeah, let’s do it.” I think we accomplished it.
Did you do more work on it with respect to lyrics? How much did it change the song itself from the demo?
On American Idol, I tended to interpret things vocally, there’s a lot of ad-libbing and stuff going on. It was a simple melody before, and we made it a lot more in your face and over the top.
What about “Music Again,” the song Justin Hawkins from the Darkness contributed?
It has a classic rock riff to it that I thought was so sexy. Another band that was a major reference was Queen. You hear that influence in a couple different songs, and the chorus of that song, I wanted the harmonies to sound like Queen, I wanted it to be really full. Also, bands like Sweet used to do that with their vocals, glam bands. I just wanted to show people I had a sense of humor with this shit. It’s fun, it’s supposed to be kind of campy.
“Broken Open” is one of the album’s big ballads. Can you talk about the record’s slower songs?
There’s three songs that are really emotional, a little bit slower, softer. One of them is a song that Muse wrote, “Soaked.” That opens up with a real soft vocal, it’s very tender, the lyrics are very vulnerable, then it goes into a soaring ballad-type feel. That was another example — we got the song from Muse, and I was shitting myself, I couldn’t believe it, I thought, “This is incredible, I can’t believe they’re giving me a song.” I’m a huge fan, and it, too, like the rest of the three that I’m talking about, have this real retro feel to it, melodically and even in the style of the production, very Seventies, at times very Sixties, almost like a Shirley Bassey song mixed with a Queen record. “Broken Open” you could put it in the same category as a downtempo Goldfrapp song or even like Radiohead, there’s shades of that in there, very electronic but mellow, very ethereal. The lyrics are basically encouraging someone to feel safe in being vulnerable. “Lay here, it’s safe here, I’ll let you be broken open.” It’s about that moment where someone really opens up emotionally to you. I just wrote that from some experiences that I’ve had with certain people in my life, and I hope that it comes across that way.
The songs you write on your own, do you tend to gravitate toward ballads or sadder songs?
I like to write both, I just like to write something that means something. Even “Strut,” it’s not incredibly hooky, but it’s a self-empowerment thing. Strut it out, work your shit, and feel good about yourself and let it all hang out, sooner or later you’re going to find love and be happy in your life. So it’s fun and it’s lighthearted, but it definitely has some weight to it, as far as what it’s trying to say. There’s another one called “Aftermath” which is probably the most Idol-esque type song on the album. The cool thing is that the lyrics are basically about dealing with your demons. I think there’s a universal message in it. It might be about coming out, it might be about self-acceptance, taking the chance of keeping it real and doing what you feel in your heart you have to do, even though it’s scary, even though people might not like it. It might be about going to AA. Any sort of traumatic life moment, and in the aftermath of it, of making that decision and dealing with whatever it is you’re dealing with, you’ll find solace in it. It’s another kind of empowerment-type anthem.
People criticized your album cover for its theatrical camp, but you’d argue that’s actually where a lot of pop music is heading, correct?
I think that especially right now in the pop scene, theatricality is definitely back. Look at artists like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, for example, two very kitschy, tongue in cheek artists. Even people like Rihanna, it’s very theatrical, it’s very dramatic, it’s very fashion. All that’s happening, and people like Madonna have been doing it for years, and Michael Jackson was the master of it. I just think that people want that again. I was fortunate that I got picked for Idol and people liked it, because that was the kind of music I wanted to do, add more presentation to it, a little more showmanship, not just about the voice.
When was the first time you hit one of those crazy notes and realized you could do it?
One of the real high crazy ones? That was in my twenties, I couldn’t do it when I was a teenager.
Was it a process of training and training until it came naturally?
I kind of rejected voice lessons, in a way, I stopped taking voice lessons when I was 20, and I found my voice after that, when I wasn’t being told what to do. I wasn’t worrying about singing correctly. When you take voice lessons, you get kind of programmed to sing correctly, and when I stopped singing correctly, I had a cooler sound, I think.
When you were auditioning the guys for your band, what was the vibe you were looking for?
The guitar player is somebody I’ve been writing with and I’ve known for years, actually, Monte Pittman. I had a band together for a little while here in L.A., a short-lived band, and we had written songs together and we’re going to keep writing songs together. I told him a long time ago, “You’re going to be in my band.” There’s a loyalty there, and we have a working relationship that’s really great. He’s been playing with Madonna for years, he’s great. The drummer has a really good energy, and he’s an Aquarius like me. I get kind of dorky about the astrology, I hate to admit it.
Have you gotten any new tattoos recently?
No. I thought about it. I need to find something that I want first. I’m not sure what else I want to put on my body, but I’d like to. RollingStone.com
I absolutely loved hearing what Adam Lambert had to say about his new music!! It was enlightening when Adam discussed his song lyrics; what the lyrics mean to him as the artist and how he envisions the interpretation possibilities for his listeners.
Even though several of the songs on the album were written by other big name artists who Adam respects tremendously, Adam still made those songs his own. Adam is completely original and always “Adam” which I admire. Loved hearing his excitement about getting the song from Muse.
Many of us heard a Queen vibe when we listened to preview of “Music Again”. It was exciting to read that was Adam’s intent. He also mentioned we would hear the Queen influence in a couple of his songs. I can’t wait for the whole album!!
I’m glad Adam had the opportunity to talk about the intent of his album cover. He clearly knew exactly what he wanted for his debut album. I hope he continues to trust his instincts when it comes to his creative expression.
Adam has his own band and the anticipation builds for live performances. The fact he chose Monte Pittman for his band is awesome and why he chose him is endearing. Adam’s comment about astrology and his drummer’s positive energy made me smile.
Could Adam’s “For Your Entertainment” look possibly be the theme for his music video or his performance on the American Music Awards? I don’t know, but whatever he does, it will be fabulous!!
Adam Lambert’s debut album “For Your Entertainment” is now available for pre-order on iTunes.
The Deluxe version includes TWO NEW BONUS TRACKS “Master Plan” and “Down The Rabbit Hole” in addition to “Time For Miracles” from the 2012 Movie soundtrack. You will also get TWO Behind The Scenes videos and a Digital Booklet.
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Here’s a Press Release from RCA which gives us all the details about Adam Lambert’s debut album “For Your Entertainment”. It also contains information about Adam’s television appearances which include; his live performance at the American Music Awards and Good Morning America, as well as his appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman. RCA will announce more television appearances soon.
Even though Adam Lambert is an extraordinary talent in his own right, he is always very appreciative and thankful to those he works with; one of his most admirable qualities. Adam said, “I feel so lucky to have been granted true opportunity to work with some of the top producers and writers in popular music,” Says Adam. “This album is a reflection of their genius and the collaborative energy that they were gracious enough to share with me.”
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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ — With his out-of-this-world vocal range and
unique musical style, Adam Lambert is the ultra-glam, rock superstar that has
America hooked. On Monday, Nov 23, Adam will unleash one of the most highly
anticipated debut albums, “For Your Entertainment,” on 19 Recordings/RCA. The
record garnered contributions from such innovative artists as Lady Gaga, P!nk,
Muse, Justin Hawkins formerly of The Darkness and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer.
Millions of fans watched Lambert’s stunning performances on the eighth season
of “American Idol” and now those millions of fans are waiting for the release
of the album and Adam’s first single, which Adam introduced on Ryan Seacrest’s
radio show Oct. 30. “For Your Entertainment” was written by Claude Kelly
(“Circus” by Britney Spears) and Dr. Luke (“I Kissed A Girl” by Katy Perry and
“Girlfriend” by Avril Lavigne, “Right Round” by Flo Rida, along with multiple
singles by Kelly Clarkson) and produced by Dr. Luke.
“I feel so lucky to have been granted true opportunity to work with some of
the top producers and writers in popular music,” Says Adam. “This album is a
reflection of their genius and the collaborative energy that they were
gracious enough to share with me.”
The credits on Lambert’s first album read like a list of the hottest artists
in the music business. Lady Gaga, long cited as a major influence on Adam,
c-wrote the track “Fever” with producer Jeff Bhasker. P!nk is a co-writer on
“Whataya Want From Me,” along with Sweden’s Max Martin and Johan Shellback.
Matthew Bellamy, of the British prog rock/eletronica band Muse, one of Adam’s
favorite groups, wrote “Soaked.”
Justin Hawkins, who was lead singer of the acclaimed British quartet the
Darkness, wrote the lead track on the album, “Music Again.” Rivers Cuomo,
co-founder, lead singer and principal songwriter for Weezer, is one of the
writers on “Pick U Up,” along with Lambert and Greg Wells (“I Do Not Hook Up,”
There are other stellar names featured in the credits on Adam’s debut release.
Rock goddess Linda Perry, responsible for hits like “Beautiful” by Christina
Aguilera and “Get The Party Started” by P!nk, is the writer and producer of “A
Loaded Smile.” Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, whose credits include “Bleeding
Love” for Leona Lewis and “Halo” for Beyonce, wrote and produced
Adam co-wrote four of the songs on his album. In addition to “Pick U Up,” Adam
penned “Strut” with Greg Wells and “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi;
“Aftermath” with Alisan Porter, Ferras and Ely Rise; and “Broken Open” with
Wells and Evan Bogart (whose credits include “S.O.S.” by Rihanna and “Jai Ho!
(You Are My Destiny)” from “Slumdog Millionaire.”
Four of the tracks on “For Your Entertainment” are produced by Rob Cavallo,
the A-list producer who has worked with Green Day, My Chemical Romance, David
Cook, Alanis Morisette, Chris Isaak, Paramore, Jewel, Shinedown and Dave
Matthews Band. Cavallo produced “Music Again,” “Soaked,” “Sure Fire Winners”
and the bonus track, “Time For Miracles,” from the soundtrack to the new
motion picture, “2012.”
One day before “For Your Entertainment” goes on sale, Adam will sing the title
track on television for the first time, appearing on “The American Music
Awards” on ABC-TV on Sunday, Nov. 22. He will give a special live concert
performance on ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, Nov. 25, “Late
Show With David Letterman” that same night on CBS and will pre-tape on Nov.
23. More TV shows to be announced soon.
For information go to: AdamOfficial.com
For Your Entertainment – Track Listing:
1. MUSIC AGAIN: Writer – Justin Hawkins, Producer – Rob Cavallo
2. FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT: Writers – Claude Kelly/Dr. Luke, Producer: Dr. Luke
3. WHATAYA WANT FROM ME: Writers: Pink, Max Martin, Johan Shellback,
Producers: Max Martin & Johan Shellback
4. STRUT: Writers: Adam Lambert, Kara DioGuardi, Greg Wells, Producer: Greg
5. SOAKED: Writer: Matthew Bellamy (MUSE), Producer: Rob Cavallo
6. SURE FIRE WINNERS: Writers: David Gamson, Alexander James, Oliver Lieber,
Producer: Rob Cavallo
7. A LOADED SMILE: Writer/Producer – Linda Perry
8. IF I HAD YOU: Writers- Max Martin, Johan Shellback, Savan Kotecha,
Producers: Max Martin & Johan Shellback
9. PICK U UP: Writers- Rivers Cuomo, Greg Wells, Adam Lambert. Producer – Greg
10. FEVER: Writers – Lady Gaga, Jeff Bhasker, Producer- Jeff Bhasker
11. SLEEPWALKER: Writers – Ryan Tedder, Aimee Mayo, Chris Lindsey, Producer-
12. AFTERMATH: Writers- Adam Lambert, Alisan Porter, Ferras, Ely Rise.
Producer- Howard Benson
13. BROKEN OPEN: Writers- Greg Wells, Adam Lambert, Evan Bogart. Producer-
14. TIME FOR MIRACLES: Writers – Alain Johannes, Natasha Shneider. Producer-
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Review by Fashionably Late at TALC
So now that I’ve come down from this wonderful Adam-induced high I’ve been on since 10am, here’s my take on the song. At face-value it’s catchy and it will get stuck in your head, whether you want it to or not. It’s radio-friendly, which is essential for the first single. I can see it fitting right in with the likes of Britney, Gaga etc that rule pop radio right now. It’s dance music at its finest and it will bring people out to the dance floor! I have little doubt that it will shoot to the top of the charts.
Digging a little deeper, the crazy/beautiful/amazing vocals that we all fell in love with are still there. My biggest concern prior to hearing the song was that it was going to be over-produced and we would lose the vocals. Yes, the song has a certain amount of production to it, but it is still essentially Adam. Those runs and wails at the end….well, they did things for me. Also, as an added bonus, we get a very strong lower register on the verse, something we don’t always hear in Adam’s performances (not that his lower register is weak; he just doesn’t sing in that range as much).
The final piece to this puzzle is the song itself. The lyrics….wow! The song screams sex! Hot, crazy, throw-you-against-the-nearest-hard-surface sex that you didn’t know what you wanted until you’ve had it and now you can’t get enough. Now, if you can get past this (and it took me a while) I think there is also a little bit of a metaphor in there.
Oh, I bet you thought I was soft and sweet
You thought an angel swept you off your feet
But I’m about to turn up the heat
I’m here for your entertainment.
I know Adam didn’t write on this song, but think about everything he’s been telling us since the end of AI. He’s all but said, “What you saw on tv was me, but not all of me. You have no idea who I really am, but I’m going to show you. I’m going to blow your minds with the music.” He’s telling us to hold on for the ride because, though we might not be prepared for what he’s bringing to the table, we’re going to wonder how we ever lived without it by the time he’s through. And that’s exactly what I see in this song as well.
Please, Adam, entertain me.
Review by drzhivago at TALC
One of the things I’m most excited about with this album- the variety. He’s such an talented singer that he CAN do ANYTHING, there are no boundaries to what he is capable of vocally. So he’s putting this album together that has all these different facets, different feelings, and different appeals. When he talked about it in his Idolatry interview I was all “yeah well, that’s what you WANT but will it be what you actually get to do.” But here we are, he did do it. It’s going to be amazing.
The synth is rad. I really like that chugging beat in the back, and then the sharp stabs of random synth pieces are just really cool. The song is a dirty, dirty party and I’m loving it.
The lyrics are of course one giant double (triple?) entendre – full of winking humour and mischievous sexuality while at the same time declaring Adam Lambert’s mission statement for his music. Depending on your mood this song can be anything from feel-good party jam to breathtakingly erotic set piece. It accomplishes a lot, and I can’t wait to see what’s next.
Review by Andybaby07 at TALC
soooo…. yesterday morning i set my alarm for 9:30am EST to be able to listen to the song premiere on seacrest’s show…i was nervous and excited but in the greatest way….my heart was beating so fast….when i heard Adam’s voice on the radio before the song played…i was gleaming with joy…the kid is living out his dream…i can’t say it enough…what an incredible feeling it is to watch someone so talented and beautiful, both inside and out, live out their dream….from being a fan of muse to them writing a song for his album….is this real life??? i wish i could be in his head a year ago, and today, to feel/see what his is thinking….i am truly honored to be a fan and i’m so ecstatic to be along for this incredible journey…he is an artist like no other….he’s not afraid, in fact he wants to, break boundaries…make you think….make you question everything you once thought was so true…he’s so brave and courageous to be 100% unapologetically himself…THAT is a role model….i’m so proud of him and above all…i wish him happiness…
about FYE…I ABSOLUTELY ADORED IT!!!! i’ve already broken my laptop my playing it on repeat since i got my hands on the MP3′s lol…it’s sexy…it’s fun…i flove the beat!!!!…it really does make you want to dance…even while i’m sitting on the couch…i love songs that can get a rise out of me…whether it touches my heart, touches my soul, or touches my dancing feet…and i’m confident this record with have a song for each feeling…i think it’s a great song to release as a single because it will get a lot of radio airplay, it’s the kind of song you want to blast when your driving with your friends, getting pumped up while your getting ready to go out, or just when you need a pick me up…you can’t listen to this song and not smile and shake what your momma gave you…it will be a club anthem…i think it sounds a lot like what it out on the radio but nothing like it at the same time…it’s hard to explain…it has elements of what we know is on the radio, you can hear the sam sparro and kevin rudolph influences…but it’s completely laced with the uniqueness and talent that is adam…the radio station i listen to in toronto is z103.5…and they play a lot of music that never reaches the states…this radio station also takes a lot of risks since many artists/bands also break the canadian charts before they do the american…they also play a lot of euro/dance/pop music…i like that FYE fits in perfectly with their play list…but also stands out completely on it’s own….i feel like people will say “what IS that?” when they hear it.
i love the lyrics beyond a level that i can explain and still be pg-13 lol!!! to me, it’s not only a passionate song between two lovers…but also a song about an artist and the fans…an entertainer and his audience….
It’s my show
Baby, do what I say
Don’t trip off the glitz
That I’m gonna display
I told ya
I’ma hold ya down until you’re amazed
Give it to ya ’til you’re screaming my name
Oh, do you know what you got into?
Can you handle what I’m ’bout to do?
‘Cause it’s about to get rough for you
I’m here for your entertainment
Do you like what you see?
Let me entertain ya ’till you screeaaam
he’s here to entertain us…and he won’t stop until we’re amazed with his glitz and screaming his name…it’s just bloody genius…i love the duality of the lyrics…i also love how at the same time IT IS a sexy song about a passionate love affair…where he’s in control, and wants to get into your soul and never let go…if we really dissect these lyrics…they are actually quite beautiful….but at the same time raw…sexy…in your face…a play between power and submission…soooo HOT!!! SOOOOOO HOT!!!!
I LOVE THE DUALITY THAT IS ADAM LAMBERT!!! it’s in everything that he does….he is always showing the different sides of himself…from the details photo spread, to the album cover, to the single cover, and now to this single….it’s all Adam!!! he IS all those people combined….to me…all his career moves so far have been so complex under the original face value…he says he doesn’t wanna be deep…but he’s doing it in such a subtle way…it’s like “oh i’m just making music, i just want to entertain you”…..BAM HIT YOU WITH MY MESSAGE YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU WERE RECEIVING!!!…he is probably one of the smartest, gifted artists i have every witnessed…he’s in your face and in your head without you realizing it… he’s changing the music industry as we know it….but all he wants to do is “entertain us” yeah right buddy…i’m on to you …and i love it lol!!!!! that’s why i’ve come to love the album title…again it’s that duality….he’s an entertainer at the core…but he’s so so so much more than that….i hope he never ever changes!!!!!
i also love the enunciation of the words when he sings “what i’m about to dooooo, it’s about to get rough for yooooooooou”…i love that he is capable of doing anything with his voice…so he changes it up from song to song…i love the way it sounds in this song…it’s different than i’ve ever heard it before.
Review by lovemelast at TALC
Ok, so I have had the song on endless repeat since a little after 7 am this morning.. I think I am kind of obsessed with this song…I love it – I loved it from the very first crack, I totally thought whip before I even heard the lyrics!! lol.
The lyrics of this song work on so many levels – I have analyzed them to death in my head while listening and dancing and I could write a dissertation…but I will spare you all!
I love lyrics, I love words, I love layers of meaning, I love how just a few words can create a whole scene, or an entire world, in your head, add that to the actual music and you add in so many more permutations and layers and then they way Adam says certain words, the way certain sounds are stressed or not stressed and I am in heaven. FYE has all of this, there are so many stories that Adam tells with this song, and all of them are amazing, and all of them are about him, about the layers of himself that he is revealing to us, and they are also all about us.
FYE just started over again. I LOVE THIS SONG!!!
You can now pre-order Adam Lambert’s Collectors Edition of his debut album which includes:
For Your Entertainment CD
> 16 page, Hard cover 5.5″ by 5″ Picture book featuring never before seen photos!
> Instant Download of Adam’s New Single “For Your Entertainment”
> 2 Bonus Tracks for Download November 23rd
AdamOfficial states they are working hard to make the Collectors Edition available in as many countries as possible.
You can also download Adam Lambert’s new single “For Your Entertainment” right now!
You can pre-order Adam’s Collectors Edition Album or download his new single “For Your Entertainment” at AdamOfficial.com
You can also pre-order Adam’s Debut Album For Your Entertainment at Amazon.com.
From Adam Lambert on Twitter, ” Just got up! I’m so excited!!!!!! U ready?? Turn it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you’re gonna wanna blast it while you’re gettin ready for Halloween!! Then at the club!!!”
Adam Lambert’s Interview on Seacrest Radio
American Idol season 8 runner up Adam Lambert has been waiting for this day for longer than many know.
The singer who struggled for years to make it in Hollywood and struck gold with American Idol, today join Ryan Seacrest to world premiere “For Your Entertainment”, the first track off of his freshman album of the same name.
LISTEN | Click HERE to listen to Adam Lambert’s world premiere interview.
Lambert describes the song as “dance music with a glam rock shuffle beat.”
Produced by Dr. Luke, the brain behind such hits as Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” and Britney Spears’ “Circus”, the song is the first from an album Lambert says is an “eclectic collection” with an “electo kinda pop feel.”
Lambert worked with pop superstar Lady Gaga on a song but explains, “unfortunately, she’s not on the song, but she was on the other side of the recording studio coaching me through it.”
Regarding rumors that Lambert has scheduled a cameo on hit Fox show “Glee,” he said “I think that’s just a rumor, I haven’t heard anything officially about that.”
Lambert’s halloween costume? A glampire. RyanSeacrest.com
You can listen to Adam Lambert’s single, “For Your Entertainment” streaming now at AdamOfficial.com
According to RollingStone, “For Your Entertainment” will be available for download later today. We will keep you posted with information about purchasing Adam Lambert’s new single.
Adam Lambert announced on twitter tonight…
“Gonna be on Seacrest tomorrow morning to debut single
“For Your Entertainment” on the radio!
The music is here… Adam’s music is here!!! You can feel the excitement everywhere!!
Ryan Seacrest tweeted that he was stoked and that we should tune in to KIIS FM at 6:55am PST.
Here’s the link to listen live to 102.7 KIIS FM
There’s also a USTREAM link for AdamCast here
This just in… Adam’s album “For Your Entertainment” is #1 in Movers & Shakers