Ugh, Adam Lambert’s Vocals in This New Live Video Are Just Perfection
Adam Lambert performs a live version of “Closer To You”
Prepare yourselves, Glamberts. Adam Lambert delivered a vocal masterclass with a live performance of his new song “Closer To You” on Tuesday (Oct. 14).
In the black-and-white visual, the star belts out the Velvet: Side A cut in a glittering Western shirt and loose, Elvis Presley-esque pompadour. “And I would sink my house down under water/ I would trade all my gold for dirt/ Lemme tell ya right now/ I would walk through fire just to hold ya/ Whatever gets me closer to you,” Lambert wails, backed by an all-female band and backup singers.
“Closer To You” is featured on the singer’s latest EP, Velvet: Side A. The project’s Side B is expected to be released in the coming months, and is sure to include even more chill-inducing vocal gymnastics from the Queen collaborator.
Watch Lambert positively slay below.
Adam Lambert Delivers Sublime Live Version Of “Closer To You”
Adam Lambert’s recently-released VELVET: Side A is a textbook case of all killer, no filler. There isn’t a bad (or even an average) song on the 6-track collection, but “Closer To You” still manages to stand out thanks to its sheer vulnerability. “I’ve been feeling faded, disconnected lately, missing what money can’t buy,” the Glamorous One belts on the retro rock ballad. “All I wanna do is be brand new, I swear I’d give it all up just for you.” He continues to lay his heart on the line on the lighters-in-the-air chorus.
“And I would sink my house down underwater, I would trade all my gold for dirt,” Adam croons. “Let me tell you right now, I would walk through fire just to hold ya — whatever gets me closer to you.” As good as the studio version is, the live version is even better. The 37-year-old just blessed Glamberts with a black-and-white live video that captures his golden pipes in all their glory. He squeezes every ounce of emotion out of his voice on this new version, making “Closer To You” a truly heartbreaking listen. Watch him in action below.