Adam Lambert ‘Trespassing’ – Partial Album Track List

DJ Byron Cooke came out of an “Exclusive Listening Party” where he listened to six Adam Lambert tracks from the forthcoming album Trespassing (out on March 20).

He reviews the tracks at his blog. Click this link for his full review. I summarize his thoughts below.

Cooke’s heard the tunes in rough mix form, so his descriptions of the intrumentals may not apply once the album is released in it’s final form.

1. Trespassing by Adam Lambert & Pharrell Williams – Compares it to Queen really likes the guitar hook.
2. Cookoo by Ollie Gee, Bonnie McGee & Adam Lambert – a party jam, by Katy Perry co-writer.
3. Broken English by Adam Lambert and Lester Mendez – A beautiful love song “which might just possibly be autobiographical. ‘I know you will understand I gotta tell you somehow’.”
4. Underneath – By Tom Shapiro/Catt Gravitt/Josh Kear/Robert Marvin – “Definitely from Adam’s Dark side” (Listen to the demo HERE)
5. Kickin in by Pharrell – A “club banger” and a hit
6. Chokehold – Cooke didn’t hear it, but says Adam described it as “90’s Depeche Mode”

Also there is:

7. Outlaws of Love by Adam Lambert and BC Jean – (Listen to a Live version HERE)
8. Shady
9. Better Than I Know Myself by Lukasz Gottwald, Joshua Coleman, Claude Kelly and Henry Walter

  • Anonymous

    Wow, you are QUICK MJ! Thanks! I am so excited about this album now I can’t even. The Pharrell tracks I think are going to be my favorites just by the descriptions. Underneath by Tom Shapiro- not a big fan of slower songs in general but the demo even sounds good. Cuckoo just has me totally wondering WTF? lol. And damn it that Byron didn’t get to hear Chokehold. I am totally intrigued. Weird that these were rough cuts – he is really taking his time (hopefully) perfecting them.

    Just about everyone who heard Tresspassing mentions WWRY. I wonder if they sampled the guitar riff?

  • CindyM

    I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL MARCH 20TH!!!!  I WANT IT NOW!

  • Anonymous

    We can also add Shady and Outlaws of Love to that list so thats 9 out 12 songs then a few bonus tracks

  • Anonymous

    studio didn’t adam say that they used the guitar from WWRY in Trespassing? Wasn’t that in the Rolling Stone..In The Studio interview?

  • CindyM

    They sampled the bass line of “Another One Bites the Dust” is what it said in the Rolling Stone interview.

  • Anonymous

    woops that was it…haha

  • Anonymous

    Moving from headlines.

    Snippet of Underneath demo (sung by someone else) found by windmills a while back: http://youtu.be/bzEPv1ohX8k (1:05) 

    Also, Broken English was probably written by Sam Sparro (in addition to Adam and Lester Mendez as listed by Byron) and has the fandom infamous lyrics about the iceberg:

    https://twitter.com/#!/sam_sparro/status/120361470033793024

  • sagi

    DO WANT!!

  • Anonymous

    Smeggs and Cindy- No, the RS interview says that Tresspassing “evokes Another One Bites The Dust” ( I just checked the article). They do not say they sample anything.

  • CindyM

    Might as well put the radio interview links here too:

    ChumFM
    http://www.chumfm.com/Music/Players/onDemand.aspx

    Click on artists and his interview today is under his name
    VirginRadio
    http://montreal.virginradio.ca/blog/CousinVinny/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10334415

  • mmb

    So by process of elimination the other 3 non bonus tracks are likely to be the Bruno Mars track, another Bonnie McKee track ( per other articles she has more than one track) and a Benny Blanco track

  • http://twitter.com/AdamsArmyGirl Linda Vastardis

    What is WWRY?  Having a brain freeze here ….

  • Anonymous

    Maddening!   More teasers.   Adam can sing the phone book (not my quote,ha), so can only imagine what he’s like when turned onto something that he is really feeling.  Thanks Bryan for the leaks, you’re the man!

  • sagi

    WWRY=We Will Rock You

  • Anonymous

    Wasn’t there a tweet from someone indicating that Tresspassing samples the bass line from Another One Bites the Dust?  It just seems like I read it somewhere.

    LOVE the Virgin interview, especially what he says about the incident in Helsinki.  I can’t get CHUM to work.

    Anyway, I am so excited for this album!

  • Anonymous

    See that is what I am trying to remember- it was definitely not RS. And I remember asking this question before so I think people have just said it sounds like it, but not that it samples.

  • http://twitter.com/AdamsArmyGirl Linda Vastardis

    How do we know that the YouTube Underneath (Tom Shapiro) and Adam’s song are the same?  I didn’t read any reference in Cooke’s ‘review’ …

    Is there other documentation that it’s the same song that Adam recorded?

  • http://twitter.com/AdamsArmyGirl Linda Vastardis

    After reading Cooke’s complete review, I am fulminating at the mouth and my Patience barometer is on Overload!  This album sounds freakin’ awesome!  I am so excited and thrilled …. cannot wait!

  • http://twitter.com/HaleysShindig HaleysShindig

    I’d venture to say since Adam was featured on Tom’s little video montage the chances are pretty high it would be the same. 

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, Linda- there was a post a few weeks back that he wrote a song for the album. This is the first comfirmation that it made the cut though I think

    And I loved that Virgin radio interview. i love how he takes responsibility for his actions. He really doesn’t owe anybody anything, but that fact that he feels that he does shows his great character IMHO.

  • cwm

    OMG this is awesome! Byron is da best. These descriptions make me want to hear this music so bad! Love some of those titles, too.

    Let’s see, in addition to the list MJ made and that mmb added to (Bruno Mars track, Benny Blanco track, additional Bonnie McKee track) we also know that:
    – Adam co-wrote Shady with Sam Sparrow
    – Adam co-wrote Outlaws of Love with BC Jean and others, and
    – there is a Nikka Costa track on the album as well.

    Love love love how Trespassing is shaping up!!

  • Anonymous

    I am so excited for this album that I’m about ready to jump out of my skin. This  album is going to be everything I am hoping for and more!

    I’m a believer!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/AdamsArmyGirl Linda Vastardis

    Thanks Haleys & Studio … I haven’t watched the YT vid so didn’t see Adam there and I missed that piece on Shapiro writing a song for the album.  That confirms it then …. Oh I’m so over the top.

    Just listened to the Virgin Radio intv … loved the answer to “Christmas in Finland” incident … so honest, real, genuine and witty.  Just love, love love Adam Lambert!

  • cwm

    The Virgin Radio and CHUM interviews were great.

    In the Virgin interview, I really respect how Adam discussed the Helsinki incident, took responsibility for it, and expressed regret and commitment to lessons learned.

    The CHUM interview has some cool moments too. The word association game was fun, especially his reaction to “the Finnish language.” LOL

    Chicagolaw – the CHUM interview didn’t work for me at first either, but I clicked around on their list and got some other interviews to work and then when I went back to Adam’s it worked for me. Good luck!

  • http://twitter.com/lorismile1 Lori

    I can NOT wait for this album!!  :-) 

  • Anonymous

    lmao at THE HELSINKI INCIDENT :D

    it sounds like a movie

  • Anonymous

    I think they sampled the base line from Another One Bites the Dust. The wordings used the the Sunday Times Journalist on tweeter was “borrowed” lol

  • Anonymous
  • http://twitter.com/svmreiter Susan Reiter

    Whoa a partial track list – here we go! From now until March 20!  I love the description of Trespassing and I can’t even imagine a song that has Adam singing ‘cukoo’ – I wait with bated breath.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, you can take that either way. “borrowing” the base line just might mean it sounds alot like it. But honestly it doesn’t really matter to me one way or the other- sampling that baseline would be so cool, and I am sure since he kinda knows the guys in the band he would have no problem getting permission from the, :) Thanks for finding that BTW.

  • Anonymous

    Exciting times ahead for AL fans! 
    Really, only about 2-months to go…   give or take a week ;-) 

  • Anonymous

    I think the odds that someone submitted a song of the same title as one semi-confirmed a while back are pretty slim. The song is good and the songwriter has won Broadcast Music Inc songwriter of the year award four times, so I’m fine with it being the same. 

  • http://twitter.com/moni0112 Monica

    Can´t wait for Trespassing!! Love Montreal interview!!!

  • Anonymous

    I always took borrowed to mean “sampled” but I’m not 100% sure of that.

    Funnily, the bass line in “Another One Bites the Dust” was inspired by the Chic track “Good Times” of which Nile Rogers was a member and who has now worked on Adam’s album. 

  • http://twitter.com/AdamsArmyGirl Linda Vastardis

    Thanks, Emy …. I only questioned Underneath because I hadn’t read/heard anything prior about it and we do know that some people were thinking another song titled Cuckoo was the one that Adam recorded; it turned out to be a different song and even the spelling is different.

  • HotHotHot

    Can’t wait!!!! Argh!!!! Just wait until we get snippets!!!!!!! 71 whole days before we get the album!!!!! Can’t they just move it up???

  • Dakota01

    CindyM, thanks for posting the radio interviews.  I love listening to Adam talk.

    I’m so excited for Trespassing.  I can’t believe we’ll be hearing it before too much longer.  In the meantime, we have promo to look forward to.  Fun times ahead!

  • Anonymous

    I totally forgot about that Emy R. Full circle huh?  Well, borrowed could definitely mean sample, but since Byron says “feels like” AOBTD and RS says “evokes” it, I am thinking maybe borrowing doesn’t mean sampling in this case, lol. Either way I cannot wait to hear it :)

  • Anonymous

    The main difference between Underneath and Cuckoo was that there was nothing but a title linking CK to that song while with Underneath is was a part of a video of other tracks that had definitely been picked up by the respective artists. All but Adam were confirmed IIRC, so it’s probably too much of a coincidence. 

  • CindyM

    LOL.

    This is Polly from a New Zealand radio station:

    Polly Gillespie
    @pollyzm

    8m

    I told Adam I was getting hard time about not smiling in photos…so he did duck lips with me!!! :)) fb.me/1a48mLnMk

  • http://twitter.com/MyEyesBabyEyes Judy Purcell

    Usually I’m a very calm person ! After reading Byron’s review of the songs, I’m so excited I could SCREAM !!! OK,feel better now !

  • Anonymous

    Those 3 photos of Bryon pleading with Adam are downright hilarious :)

  • Anonymous

    The descriptions for Broken English and Underneath are really intriguing. If the demo for Underneath is really similar to the complete song, with Adam Lambert’s voice it’ll be amazing. Trespassing sounds interesting, too.

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    OMG I can’t wait and wow Tom Shapiro’s song made the album. Windmills your awesome for finding that gem. Can’t wait to hear Trespassing album

  • http://twitter.com/AdamsArmyGirl Linda Vastardis

    As stated prior, Emy, I had not seen that video that you and others have referenced.  Had I seen it, this entire line of discussion would, most likely, have been unnecessary.

  • Anonymous

    Oh sorry, I thought you were saying you still didn’t know b/c in other instances, songs ended up on being the right ones. It’s good the discussion happened anyway since I’m sure others hadn’t seen it either.

  • Anonymous

    I just listened to that clip of Underneath—that’s a great song.  Adam will kill it on the vocal.

  • cwm

    Did you catch that part in one of the radio interviews where Adam said that he feels like his vocals on this album are really on-point? Be still my beating heart!!

  • Anonymous

    That was my favorite part of the interview, really glad he listened to the fans and made sure that his voice was front and center. I just can’t wait to hear this album, it sounds like it will be a rollercoaster of emotions as you listen to it. I’m really pleased at how he handled the Finland question and being honest about what happened and how it affected him. 

  • Anonymous

    Looks like it really was an international press junket and listening party. From a Japanese fan who has had insider information before:

    bani_:
    Seems like Japanese magazines interviewed Adam today too. :))

    And New Zealand:

    LeenaNZ:
    Fun catching up with @adamlambert today! http://lockerz.com/s/173721566

  • Anonymous

    cwm 

    Did you catch that part in one of the radio interviews where
    Adam said that he feels like his vocals on this album are really
    on-point? Be still my beating heart!!

    YES! I’m so happy he’s had the time to make this album the way he wants and that he got to executive produce it. I don’t think there will be many complaints this time about his voice getting buried in the production (obviously won’t know till we hear the album). I remember him saying something about the vocals on the first album (I think this may have been after tour and he was starting work on #2, so what he was talking from a perspective of looking back on the first and not while promoting the first)…any way I think he was saying that some of the recorded vocals on the first where not as good as he wanted (remember a lot of his recording was done while on tour and I think he didn’t have time for redo’s and probably his voice was perhaps a little worn out from tour) and hinting that the production may have covered some of the vocals he didn’t think were good. At least that’s what I remember. Have no idea which interview that was.Anyway I’m just so excited. Loved Byron’s fan boying and can’t wait to hear his interview with Adam.

  • Anonymous

    Oh wow, loving all the interviews coming up with members of the International press. I think he has a lot of people all around the world waiting for this album to drop. 

  • Anonymous

    Also wanted to say I love listening to Adam talk…. he’s just the definition of articulate….so sexy! I loved how he handled the “Helsinki Issue” LOL. So honest and sincere.

    I will never believe that Adam would ever intentionally do something like that just for publicity. He has always said he wants to be known as a singer and for his music. I don’t think it would have gotten quite so much press if he had just come off of tour, but since it happened right as press was gearing up and fans are waiting for new music the tabloids know that mentioning Adam gets lots of hits.

  • Anonymous

    Also wanted to say I love listening to Adam talk…. he’s just the definition of articulate….so sexy! I loved how he handled the “Helsinki Issue” LOL. So honest and sincere.

    My respect for him went up tenfold, he realize how stupid he and Sauli acted and they decided together to clean their act up. So proud to be one of his fans, he’s an amazing man and singer. 

  • http://twitter.com/politicsislife Elizabeth Matthew

    So much fun to read the descriptions of the tracks by Byron….and absolutely love to hear Adam in an interview he’s always articulate and shows great insightful into both his music and his personality.  Also thought he handled the “incident” like a pro and has shown much growth and maturity in dealing with “crisis situations” since the post AMA interviews.  I’ve said it before, Adam is a PR persons dream come true. Thought Adam’s description of his album’s light and dark sides was particularly intriguing.  Oh hell, face it, I just can’t wait to have this album in my hot little hands.  

  • Anonymous

    I actually think “Outlaws of Love” might end up being a bonus track. It’s beautiful, but it’s not exactly radio friendly and might serve better as an incentive for people to buy the deluxe version for it. 

    I also think the Benny and Bruno tracks will make the album proper. I wonder sometimes if some of these songwriters/producers doubled up (like with Nile Rogers and Sam Sparro both working on Shady). I’m still kind of hoping to hear the Rico Love track, though I’m unsure if he was writing anything or just producing. 

    So many mysteries to discover!

  • watt

    sorry for interupting the flailing over the new tracks, but can anyone tell me what happen to BTIKM? The song had charted in the top 30 of itune but now it is nowhere.  I remember when WWFM was released, it stayed in the chart until it passed its peak and climb down before disapearing.  I love the song and want to see it hit #1 on the chart.

  • Anonymous

    Did WWFM actual do well in the beginning on iTunes? It only sold about 10k for the first 2-3 weeks each b/c it hadn’t been sent to radio officially/the freeze and didn’t chart until January 2nd. It wasn’t until the 3rd or 4th week of it’s release it sold over 40k, and it ended up doing extremely well in the end. The situations are very different though.

    Primarily it is radio that drives single sales. There has been scattered spins/adds on radio for BTIKM, which is nice since it suggests there’s early interest, but not enough to keep the song afloat on iTunes alone. The fact that it remained in the top 500 and then 1000 for so long without radio play is a good thing and it’s opening numbers were good too for no off-line promo. Once the official add date occurs and promo starts, we’ll likely see it climb again.

  • watt

    Thanks.
    I’ll be patiently waiting for the days it climbs back up the chart.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the post!

    Loving Byron’s post.  First of all, I love all the titles of the songs which is not always the case for me.  They’re all intriguing and kinda “going there”.  I love it.  I am convinced I will love both the Pharrell’s and Bonnie McKee’s stuff.  I’m more of a fan of the faster stuff so I will have to listen to the slower stuff a lot before making an opinion.  Of course I will just love Broken English on principle, because Adam is adorable and he always has to have a “boyfriend” song on his album.  And I think it will be good.

    Loved the interviews.  Loved him saying he was intimidated by Pharrell.  The guy LOOKS intimidating (and so hot), I get it Adam!  And the Helsinki answer was perfection.  He took responsibility but lightened the situation and told it like it was while making sure he showed they were still very much a “unit” and saying they were working on being healthier together.

    Love you Adam.

  • Avari

    I am so excited for this album!!! The song descriptions are just making me drool.  The promo machine is moving, the next two months are going to be amazingly fun.
     
    I agree with whoever speculated that OOL might end up being a bonus track. Back in July when he debuted it at Ste-Agathe (I was there!!! :-)), he said it was on the album, but I’m sure there was another interview this fall where he hedged a bit and said it would “probably” still be on the album. I think it is better suited as a bonus track, rather than an official track. But I’ll be happy either way.
     
    I have not been able to listen to the CHUM Toronto interview, but the Montreal one was priceless. And his comments about the Helsinki Incident just reinforced something I’ve always admired about Adam, how he takes ownership of his mistakes and learns from them.

  • Anonymous

    I can only echo what others have said here. The Montreal interview was just wonderfully Adam – what he said about the FinnFiasco was perfect and definitely sounded completely sincere and not at all like “damage control”. I’m sure he & Sauli are evaluating things, which is good. I just hope he keeps some of the wild & edgy Adam that I (we?) love.

    The Chum interview was great too but not as much talk about the music. And today we get Byron Cooke’s video of his 20 min with AFL. It had better be today! Never satiated. lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    The Virgin Radio interview was great.  So much talk about the new music and then to finish it off with an opportunity for Adam to speak about the very unfortunately incident in Finland. 

    Adam is always willing to take responsibility for his own actions, which is very mature.  I’m glad they are moving forward as a couple and learning/growing together. 

    The album tracks sound very promising.  I can’t wait until we can actually hear them for ourselves.  March 20th can’t come quick enough for me. 

  • luvadamlambert

    Sounds great and I’m excited but I wish there were slower songs-they mean more and showcase Adams voice better IMO

  • Anonymous

    Late to the party here, but I took away from those interviews that Adam has grown alot in the last two years.  He sounded more mature and mellow if that makes sense.  I remember after the AMA’s he sounded defensive but this time, with the Finnish incident, he sounds introspective and humbled by the experience.  I don’t know, he just seemed so different and in a good way.  I think this will be a much better start for the second era than FYE was.  I’m disappointed that his song has disappeared off i-tunes but I know it will move back up soon with promo and radio play.  Have I said how much I love BTIKM?  It’s a great song.  Can’t wait for the album!

  • Anonymous

    Tweet:
    adamlambert Adam Lambert
    Morning!! Doing photoshoot for Japanese press today!

    My comment – These photos should be fantastic.

    adamlambert
    Adam Lambert

  • Anonymous

    That’s at least 2 international photoshoots down already. I hope there are many more and a few domestic ones as well!

  • Anonymous

    Yes he’s doing international promotion (Canada, NZ, Japan, etc) before US. And he’ll be in UK for his birthday (1/29). Busy boy.

  • http://twitter.com/AdamsArmyGirl Linda Vastardis

    No problem, Emy … I was only trying to explain why I was confused … the written word can sometimes be misunderstood …. I appreciate your input.  ;)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BHCD4X7GHJ23SMJ2M2RCQUSNUM Pat

    The AMA’s were plastered with homophobia. Myself and many others saw nothing wrong with his performance.He was shocked that there was such a massive double standard.I was shocked too.
    That is a whole different world from being messy drunk.
    It saddens me that these two events are connected in peoples minds.

  • http://twitter.com/svmreiter Susan Reiter

    While I love Adam’s slow songs because his voice is so beautiful, I have to admit it’s his uptempo stuff that I play over and over.  It’s feel good stuff and that’s what I want from music mostly. 

  • http://twitter.com/AdamsArmyGirl Linda Vastardis

    People who are uninformed and judgmental will connect any dots that make someone look bad, and to some that equates to homosexuality and being ‘messy drunk.’  These people are just ignorant and live in a very small prism. 

    And then to make matters worse, a known gay ‘personality’ with the initials PH smears one of his own, even to this very day, still talking about what happened in Helsinki in a condescending, despicable manner.  I don’t go to his site and and I will never give him hits, but I get google alerts for Adam and this was one of the links.  I didn’t even have to click on the link because the first couple of sentences were quoted in the alert which told me all I needed to know.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BHCD4X7GHJ23SMJ2M2RCQUSNUM Pat

    @Linda
    People right here ,some of which I often agree with, just compared these 2 situations so I don’t think its just people who are generally seen as homophobic.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    So much for the “kinder and gentler” Perez.  Once a jerk, always a jerk.  lol  I’m not sure who has the worst posts, TMZ or Perez, but so many of them are truly ugly.

  • http://twitter.com/AdamsArmyGirl Linda Vastardis

    Hi Pat … I was just  responding to your post.  I hadn’t read the others who were connecting the two.  I read your post and replied directly to that.  Maybe I misunderstood …

  • http://twitter.com/AdamsArmyGirl Linda Vastardis

    I’m not that familiar with TMZ other than what I read or see here and there.  But I think they are more fair and balanced toward Adam than PH who seems to have a real against him.

  • Anonymous

    I’m confused.  Are you guys talking about me.  I’m not homophobic and I wasn’t connecting the two incidents in a homophobic way at all.  I was merely saying that Adam is handling the Finnish incident in a very mature and humble way and I was impressed by that.  I don’t blame Adam for reacting the way he did after the AMA’s because I realize he never would have had to defend himself had homophobia not existed.  Sorry if I came across wrong.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BHCD4X7GHJ23SMJ2M2RCQUSNUM Pat

    Oh I am so glad.I often agree with your posts so it really surprised me.
    I am glad it was a misunderstanding.I hope the others that liked that particular post understood what you meant

  • http://twitter.com/AdamsArmyGirl Linda Vastardis

    JoKo54 … I just read your first post and your most recent one, and I think you explained your position and your opinion beautifully.  I agree with your assessment.  I guess I shouldn’t have responded to Pat’s post since she was actually replying to you and I may have taken it out of context.  If so, I apologize to both of you …

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BHCD4X7GHJ23SMJ2M2RCQUSNUM Pat

    Linda
    The stuff you said about PH is certainly true enough and is one of the most shocking forms of Homophobic/self hate or jealousy,I guess.

  • Anonymous

    This album is sounding better and better. Love BTIKM and Outlaws of Love. Hope Ryan Seacrest will step up and give Adam plenty of airplay. Looking forward to live performance on Leno the 17th and Ellen the 19th!

  • Emmy

    I love promo time. Photoshoots, interviews, song descriptions, television performances… I remember how exciting this whole routine was last (first) time around.  Never thought I’d still be hanging on to every little thing that comes from Adam for years, but here I still am, lol.  Now if February would just get out of the way so we could get this TRESPASSING going…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BHCD4X7GHJ23SMJ2M2RCQUSNUM Pat

    I am also looking so forward to Trespassing coming out.
    I love the range that exists in FYE and I expect Trespassing to be equally varied.
    I have no doubt the album will be gorgeous.I hope the US and UK radio stations jump on board with BTIKM.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    http://deanpiper.com/2012/01/18/first-listen-adam-lamberts-wonderful-trespassing/

    Dean Piper writes for the Mirror in the UK.  Another stellar write up on the songs to be on Trespassing.