Adam Lambert On Covering Billie Eilish And Lana Del Rey
Adam Lambert has spoken to NME about his new album, High Drama, ahead of its release this Friday (24 February).
Pre-order High Drama here.
Among the songs Lambert has covered for the album is Billie Eilish’s Getting Older. “I was listening to the lyrics and I was like: ‘How did this 19-year-old land on this feeling that I feel at 40 and that I’m sure that some people feel at 30?” Lambert says of the song. “It’s a universal feeling, the idea of getting older; all the things she talks about in the song are timeless. You can be any age and feel that way.”
Lambert has also covered Wet Coast by Lana Del Rey. “It’s my favourite Lana Del Rey song,” he explained, adding: “Probably because Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys produced it. I love the Black Keys. It’s just a sexy song.” Lambert told NME that he listened to the “moody” and “bluesy” guitar work on the track, and looked at “the roots of the chords” and thought “this could be like [Led] Zeppelin. We could make this electric and harder and I could sing it really hard and it’d still work.”
The star also described how he chose the title of the album, “The title High Drama came about quickly because it was just the [best] way to describe the approach,” he explained. “It suits me [because] I’m not known for being subtle. I always put a certain amount of theatricality into what I do – even the stuff that’s quiet has drama to it!”
Adam Lambert – High Drama tracklisting:
01: Holding Out for a Hero
03: Ordinary World
04: Getting Older
05: I Can’t Stand the Rain
06: West Coast
07: Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?
08: Sex on Fire
09: My Attic
10: I’m a Man
11: Mad About The Boy