“Creative differences” always sounds a little bit like a cover for something else, but when you listen to Adam Lambert’s The Original High and compare it to the idea of an album of ’80s covers, it makes complete sense that Lambert jumped ship from RCA and went to Warner Bros. Records.
Lambert’s sound is evolving. He’s sticking to his pop roots, but with the addition of strong house-style beats into some of his new tunes, he’s taken on a darker, more mature sound. Some influences that have been noticed seem to include Queen, Robyn, and Erasure.
Don’t worry, though, if his video for “Ghost Town” is any indication, we can still expect the flash and glamour that we’ve come to expect from Lambert and his music. The new album drops June 16. Details: adamlambert.warnerbrosrecords.com. —Bradley Donalson