SINGLE REVIEW: Adam Lambert – Welcome To The Show
Adam Lambert is known for his uplifting anthems and emotional ballads that take you on a vivid journey. His third studio album “The Original High” was a diverse collection of storytelling and reflecting that allowed you to connect with him on a deeper level. I think previously his label was a bit worried about how the listeners would react to his sexuality quite openly discussed but with a positive response he embraced it and gave you an intimate collection of tracks. He’s currently embarking around the world on his “The Original High Tour” which kicked off in Australia in January and he’s decided that you need a spring anthem. While there are multiple songs from the last album that still deserve to be a single we can’t deny a new song. “Welcome To The Show” is an uplifting, empowerment anthem that experiments with the EDM sound that made “Ghost Town” and “Evil In the Night” so captivating. It begins as a piano led ballad that lets his strong and commanding vocals take lead before simple synths and drum beat add a different texture to the song. The second chorus adds a thicker EDM beat with the introduction of Laleh’s vocals effortlessly harmonizing with Lamberts. The third verse sees her take lead and the production is slightly off when Lambert adds some unnecessary call and response “impromptu” notes with Laleh. However his moody high note and the beginning of the final chorus will have you quickly forgetting about that minimal flaw. “Welcome To The Show” is a feel good pop track that does take a few listens to completely appreciate but I’m confident you will hear the strength and empowering message behind it. “You know I have a veil. All covered up, to myself it’s always there. Now they wanna know, how does it feel? Gonna let it show!”.