Off The Record – ALBUM FOCUS – Velvet: Side A, Adam Lambert

Have you ever wanted To listen to a new band or musician and not sure where to start? Well, instead of listening to their commercial music, why not start with something off the album first!  Today we look at the latest EP by a singer who performs with Queen and has a fantastic solo career – Velvet: Side A, Adam Lambert 

Stranger You Are

This is a very funky feel musically for Adam Lambert and if you are familiar to his music you realise that it is a different style for him. This song has a really addictive electronic jingle throughout the song that really takes the his melody to another level. There chorus is both ambient and oozes all the goodness that a pop song should have, it has so many fun music elements that you can imagine how great this would be love just by listening to it through headphones. Older Adam Lambert fans and even newer ones that have discovered him via Queen will not be disappointed.



Closer To You

The piano melody in the introduction is wonderful and is another song that makes you imagine this Ep being played in its entirety live in a piano bar. This songs lyrics are poetic and make it a pleasure to listen to. Whilst it may be a slower track, it is also one of the most beautiful. It is a great thing listening to how Adams solo music is developing over time to sound more mature whilst also bringing in his essence of his earlier music into it as well. There is a part three quarters of the way through the song where the piano melody becomes short and dramatic this has such a feeling of Queen to it and it is wonderful to hear this influence coming through as well.




This song has a real melodic sound to it whilst also being funky at the same time. The bass plays the hero in this song and really pushes the melody through the song and makes it a song that feels very smooth to listen to. I feel that ever so often on Adam Lambert albums there is one song that feels inspired by George Michael and this I feel is that song on this album.



Ready To Run


Heavy drums, dirty bass style singing with a slight scratch, yes this is a real Adam Lambert song through and through and one of the highlights on the album. These low beat rhythm style songs really suit adam and it allows him to sing in his unique and talented Voice reaching heights that you are aware you can hit but when he does it’s a wonderful musical surprise to your Sara

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