Adam Lambert – Ghost Town

Yahoo Music raves:

I have heard the future of pop. It sounds a bit like ’90s pop. It also sounds amazing. It is “Ghost Town,” the forthcoming single by Adam Lambert, and true to its title, it is hauntingly catchy. Fitting right into the current pop spectrum alongside Years & Years, Disclosure, and Clean Bandit, the beat-tastic, remix-ready “Ghost Town” alternates between witch-housey minimalism, thumping hard house, and acoustic melancholia. And it’s all laced with some of the most earwormy canned pop whistling since Peter Bjorn & John’s “Young Folks” or Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks.” This is a happy/sad track that works, and werks, on so many levels.

I really like this.

  • Cousin Bleh

    Well, fuck, I kinda like it.

    The Yahoo Music review though is on hyperbole overdrive, and this song sounds nothing like witch house.

  • Strepsi

    Me like!
    If this is the quality of production for the album, this could propel Adam Lambert into pop superstardom that he deserves, he really is one of the best male singers of his generation.

    • AmericanPaPISSED

      I apparently listened to something entirely different. The song I heard was boring, repetitive, and frankly, just bad.

      • Blobby

        you didn’t like “my heart is a ghost town” repeated 141 times?? : )

        if this is the future of pop, I’m very sad.

    • hdtex

      Agreed. It’s a great song.

    • Lawerence Collins

      I could’ve seen myself dancing shirtless to this back in the day or today. Everyone has their own drum they beat. Before I had my hip replaced. I used to dance for hours, till every inch was soaked in sweat. I can hear remixes in my head of this.

  • TheManicMechanic

    I’ve heard worse. Adam Lambert is definitely one of the best vocalists that came out of the various “musical reality show” circuits, and definitely more deserving of the fame than most of the so-called winners.

  • I should really know better

    my favorite part of the whole thing is all the Madonna fans losing their collective shit about how he “copied Madonna” with having a song called “Ghost Town.”

    • AmericanPaPISSED

      Madonna’s song is about 500 times better than this drivel.

      • Guest

        No. It’s not.

      • hdtex

        Funny….I think her song is drivel.

      • Dennis McGuire

        The Specials’ ‘Ghost Town’ is better than Lambert or Madonna.

        • The Professor

          My college stoner song!!!!

        • Craig Calhoun

          I LOVE this song.

  • Mickey Squires

    this kid has talent for sure!

  • AmericanPaPISSED

    My inner diva says “DISLIKE”.

  • Sam_Handwich

    make it stop pls

  • It’s atmospheric, well-produced, and of course tailor-made for club-mixing.

  • Drayfield

    I would not call the future of pop music but it was nice- it will probably be remixed for the clubs too.

  • Chuck in PA

    Reminds me of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” It is o.k. No obvious autotuning.

  • Dennis McGuire

    I like it more than I expected I would. His vocals are good and I like the music in the verses but the ‘thump thump’ of the chorus is so fucking annoying. Of course that is the part that will be remixed ad nauseam, so it only gets worse from here on out.

    • The Roaming Invert

      This. I really loved the first verse… and then no.

  • band

    Is that Madonna on guitar?

  • WiscoJoe

    Pretty good, but not the best song called “Ghost Town” released this month.

  • Henry Holland

    I like the first first verse, then when the house-y thump-thump starts it becomes very generic. He’s a very good > excellent singer (he did a really good job singing Freddie Mercury’s parts with Queen, ’nuff said) but this track reminds me why I find so much of dance-pop like this boring, it could be anyone and the songwriting is sooooo formulaic.

    In any case, I hope his new stuff is commercially successful, he seems like a nice man who is willing to work hard at his craft.

  • I had Mr Lambert’s last album on repeat in my car when it was released, but if this is an example of how this record will sound, I am really not into it. It’s like 3 mediocre songs mashed into one. I’ll check out the whole tracklist when it’s released, but this one is not a selling point for me.

  • Leo

    I unfortunately can’t see him getting bigger – the song’s pleasant enough for radio pop but Top 40’s essentially abandoned him.

    As an out male artist I feel like he’s in a weird middle ground right now in marketability between Sam Smith, who’s trying to appealing to the mainstream beyond his initial fanbase and a critically acclaimed niche blogosphere favorite like Mike Hadreas of Perfume Genius who’s made a point of flipping off the mainstream.

    He has a surprisingly loyal, solid fanbase worldwide that will keep his career propped up in album sales and low-key tours, but if he wants to grow in either critical praise or on further formats I feel like he needs to make some decisive aesthetic decisions going forward.

  • ChadSF

    Me likey very much! 🙂

  • Happy Dance

    I like Madonna’s Ghost Town better. I am not much of a Glambert…..

  • Trog

    Me like! I wanna hear more of his stuff–and remixes of this track. Good for him!!!

  • RKitty01

    My cat doesn’t like it. She’s staring at me with a WTF look on her face.