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First impression: Adam Lambert featuring Laleh Welcome to the Show

Was Adam’s brand new song worth the wait?

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Credit: Warner Bros Records

Glamberts have been patiently awaiting something special from Adam Lambert since he revealed he was making a big announcement earlier this week.

That turned out to be news that a new single, Welcome to the Show, was on the way and Lambert has spent the past two days teasing the song. Today Welcome to the Show arrived in full and in the US and Canada fans can buy and stream the track now. The rest of the world will have to wait until tomorrow to get their hands on it.

Welcome to the Show is a brand new song that wasn’t included on Lambert’s 2015 album The Original High. The track was recorded during a day off in New York City on Lambert’s current The Original High world tour. It features vocals from Swedish-Iranian pop singer Laleh and could have fit right in on The Original High.

The song opens with a sparse piano melody and a restrained vocal from Lambert before building to a beat-laden, yet still sparse, arrangement. The power in Lambert’s voice is present regardless of whether he is singing in a low almost whisper or utilising his vibrato.

Laleh provides harmony vocals and gets her own moment to shine in the second half of the song. Vocally she’s a little like Rihanna with a nasally and distinctive tone. Her voice works well with Lambert’s and together they’ve created a surprisingly low-key but effective slice of electro-pop.

It remains to be seen if the single is a one-off or if it will feature on a repack of The Original High. Adam brings The Original High tour to the UK next month.

Listen to Welcome to the Show below:

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