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And I always think it's funny because I think you hear criticism of the impact of visibility and representation. Baltin: Were there things about some of these songs that pleasantly surprised you when you got into singing them? His queerness is present, from the subtle pronoun shift he sneaks into “Chandelier” to his masterful cover of “Mad About the Boy,” his own proud contribution to a tradition of decidedly gay interpretations of the Noel Coward song. David Archuleta Has a Memoir in the Works David Archuleta, who rose to stardom 15 years ago thanks to "American Idol," is now penning his memoir for HarperCollins. Despite a title that suggests a zany rom-com, He Went That Way actually aims its dainty pistol at simmering neo-noir territory, but the action fizzles rather than thrills.

Put bluntly, its lyrics about coming to terms with the passage of time hit a bit differently coming from someone a fair bit older and further into his career. Renowned for re-imagining songs from American Idol to his stirring viral hit with Cher's 'Believe', Adam Lambert - the Grammy-nominated pop icon, LGBTQ trailblazer and Queen frontman - brings you 'High Drama', a wonderfully diverse collection of covers with a twist, held together by Adam's once-in-a-generation voice and trademark flair. Vote up content that is on-topic, within the rules/guidelines, and will likely stay relevant long-term. He also made appearances on The Jonathan Ross Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, The View, Australian Idol, and That's My Jam.Two more standout tracks are the atmospheric take on Duran Duran's 'Ordinary World', and a gloriously camp, glam rock version of Bonnie Tyler's 'Holding Out for a Hero'. I said to my team, I wish I had new music to put out on the quick side for all of my beautiful fans and the idea for a covers album felt like we could get that done quicker. And I think I'm in a place right now that's interesting 'cause I just feel like I have a really strong idea of what I want to make. And then watching the show the other night, I'm just excited for all the queer representation that we're having right now.

The songs Lambert chose to cover for the album range from contemporary hits to decades-old classics, and vary in tone from camp anthems to iconic tearjerker ballads. On his cover of Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out For A Hero,” the take is nearly unrecognizable from the original; it’s more in the proggy direction of Muse’s “Uprising. Lambert: And I feel for me, I can look back on the stuff I did on Idol, and even the beginning of my journey with Queen and I watched performances and I'm like, I think a couple different things. And so I was like, "Okay let's make an album of this variety of different songs but make it very rock star, make it very honoring all of the different kind of branches of rock and indie an alternative that I love that makes me who I am. This then transitions naturally into Lambert’s take on Lana Del Rey’s “West Coast,” doubling down on the bluesy, hard rock aesthetic.It’s actually quite stunning, mixing in strings and orchestral elements that only add to the “drama. And I love that everyone can turn on the Grammys and see something of themselves reflected on the screen.

also saw Lambert join Queen for a sold-out European tour including ten shows at London’s The 02 Arena. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic said, "High Drama is such an ideal title for Adam Lambert, a singer who specializes in grand, overheated gestures," and "he takes pains to give the 11 songs on High Drama distinctive arrangements that clearly delineate his version from the original. Songs range from the more recent, Pink’s ‘My Attic’, Billie Eilish’s ‘Getting Older’, an epic rock re-imagining of Lana Del Rey’s ‘West Coast’, to the beautiful interpretation of Noel Coward’s classic ‘Mad About The Boy’. High Drama works best in those moments where Lambert manages to make a cover feel like it belongs to him as much as to the original artist. When I was a teenager, for example, before I came out, when I was kind of coming to terms with my sexuality, I was watching Will and Grace, and loving it and watching it like with the whole family, and we were all laughing, all having a good time.In "Getting Older," Lambert shows how a composition, even as recently as one by Billie Eilish, can be given a new emotional avenue to explore by a tempo change – a reframed chorus or simply, in this case, the age of the person singing it. Tracks like "Holding Out For A Hero," the Bonnie Tyler '80s classic, and Sia's hit "Chandelier" ooze Lambert's rocket-high falsettos and thunderous instrumentation.

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