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Adam Lambert – Ghost Town single review

The popular former American Idol star returns with a haunting new single.

Adam Lambert
Credit: Warner Bros Records

Adam Lambert hasn’t released any new material since the album campaign for his second album Trespassing concluded in 2012. Since then he’s moved labels, toured extensively with Queen and garnered worldwide acclaim for his incredible vocal ability. Fans have been eagerly awaiting new material from Lambert for the past three years and the wait is finally over thanks to the release of new single Ghost Town.

The tease for Ghost Town has been excruciating. The single has been endlessly teased on social media for weeks with Glamberts (Adam’s hardcore and passionate fanbase) lapping up every morsel. The full track finally arrived last week and it’s fair to say that the pre-release buzz was well deserved. For Ghost Town Lambert has teamed up with producer Max Martin and the end result is one of the star’s finest singles to date.

Ghost Town is a mixture of folk and dance that works far better than you’d think it should on paper. The song creates an atmosphere as Lambert sings over an acoustic guitar before the beats and whistles come in on the sparse but memorable chorus. The track is both beautifully haunting and incredibly catchy, and it’s refreshing to hear Lambert turn in a more restrained vocal. Lyrically the song is pretty sad lamenting on the loss (and lack) of love, something we’re sure many people can relate to.

The release of Ghost Town has certainly generated a lot of interest and excitement amongst both critics and fans. The track is the lead single from The Original High, Lambert’s forthcoming third album, and the change of direction is one that suits him. The collaboration with Max Martin clearly works and it sets the stage for Lambert to finally become the global superstar he’s long been predicted to be. Don’t be surprised if The Original High is his most successful album to date.

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