Adam Lambert Releases New Cover Album “High Drama”: Streaming
American singer-songwriter Adam Lambert released his first cover album “High Drama” on February 24, 2023.
It is his fifth studio album, following the 2020 album “Velvet”.
The comprises 11-track, produced by Andrew Wells, Dan Priddy, Freddy Wexler, George Moore, Ilsey, Jeremy Hatcher, Jonny Coffer, Mark Crew and Tommy English.
He covered 11 artists' songs, the like of Bonnie Tyler, Sia, Duran Duran, Billie Eilish, Ann Peebles, Lana Del Rey, Culture Club, Kings of Leon, P!NK, Jobriath, and Noël Coward.
“The idea came up to do an album of covers, and I haven't done that before,” Adam Lambert told Yahoo Entertainment about the album. “I've done that on Idol, obviously… and Queen is essentially sort of a covers situation, even though I'm in the band. It was like a real nice challenge to go, 'OK, let's find songs' — some are obscure, some are new, some are really well-known — 'that we think are cool, and flip them and make them sound entirely different if we can.'”
He continued, “It's just me, just doing me. And it actually feels really good, because I think in the past I might have been trying to manufacture something or run toward a trend or a sound. And I think with this album, even though they're covers, we've managed to make them sound and feel original enough, so they're like my kind of records. It just feels like we're doing it without thinking about it, in a way. I'm not trying to do a theme or a sound. I just am doing it. It just feels very natural, which is really nice.”
“Holding Out for a Hero”
Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler released the song from her sixth studio album “Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire” in 1986.
Also, the song was featured on the 1984 film “Footloose” soundtrack.
Australian singer-songwriter Sia released the song from her sixth studio album “1000 Forms of Fear” in 2014.
British rock band Duran Duran released the song from their self-titled album in 1992.
American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish released the song her second studio album “Happier Than Ever” in 2021.
“I Can't Stand the Rain”
American singer-songwriter Ann Peebles released the song from her fourth studio album of the same name in 1974.
American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey released the song from her third studio album “Ultraviolence” in 2014.
“Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”
British new wave band Culture Club released the song from their debut album “Kissing to Be Clever” in 1982
“Sex on Fire”
American rock band Kings of Leon released the song from their fourth studio album “Only by the Night” in 2008.
American singer-songwriter P!NK released the song from her eighth studio album “Hurts 2B Human” in 2019.
Jobriath “I'm A Man”
American rock singer-songwriter Jobriath released the song from his self-titled second album in 1973.
“Mad About the Boy”
British actor and playwright Noël Coward wrote the song in 1932.
- source : Apple Music