Adam Lambert Covers Noël Coward's “Mad About the Boy”
- American singer-songwriter Adam Lambert released a cover of British playwright, compose, and singer Noël Coward's “Mad About the Boy” on October 7, 2022.
The track is the theme song for a documentary “Mad About the Boy — The Noël Coward Story”, which is about the life of Noël Coward, directed by Barnaby Thompson.
The track was written by Noël Coward and produced by Johnny Coffer.
The original version of the song was introduced in the 1932 revue Words and Music by Joyce Barbour, Steffi Duna, Norah Howard and Doris Hare.
The song deals with the theme of unrequited love for a film star.
For Adam Lambert, ths song is his first release since signing to Warner Music. He will perform the song on the 2022 series of BBC Strictly Come Dancing on October 9, 2022.
Adam Lambert said, “I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do singing it. A timeless torch song about unrequited Queer longing.”
- Noël Coward was gay and was the ultimate socialite who was known for his lively and spirited parties — which included such guests as the Queen Mother. Knighted in 1970, he received a Tony Award that same year. He died in 1973 at the age of 73.
The doc is produced by Thompson for Fragile Films and Gregor Cameron for Unigram with the support of BBC Film and BBC Arts, Warner Music Entertainment, and AI Film.
The film is set for release in 2023, the 50th anniversary of Noël Coward's death.
Photo by Joseph Sinclair
Background photo by Marie Clarke
- source : Apple Music