Yahoo Music’s Lyndsey Parker got to visit the 19 Entertainment offices today to preview some new American Idol music. She heard 4 songs from Adam Lambert, three of which she reviewed on her Reality Rocks blog HERE.
She also heard 7 previously unheard songs from Kris Allen (review HERE).
First things first. Lyndsey says nothing she heard today sounds even remotely like the retro power ballad “Time For Miracles” from the 2012 soundtrack. And to be honest peeps, I could not be more relieved. Adam kills the song vocally. But the tune itself is a sonic retread, not even good compared to other power rock ballads.
I’m happy to hear that the glittery, alien-inspired, retro-but-not, electro-infused dance music Adam promised is going to be featured on his album, For Your Entertainment, in a major way. The album is set to be released on November 23rd.
“Yes, the music was THAT good, people, ” Lyndsey says, “It was EXACTLY the extraterrestrial electro-opus I hoped and dreamed it would be.”
The song I’m most excited about hearing is “Music Again”, produced by Rob Cavallo and written by Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins, who also plays guitar on the track. I love me some Darkness.
But it was Lyndsey’s description, of “Music Again”, “A falsetto gang chorus like something off a lost Sweet outtakes album, squalling guitar riffs, pumping “Funkytown” beats, ” That got me really stoked. OMG. Sweet. I. Am. So. There. It’s Lyndsey’s favorite song. She apologized to the 19 staff for having to clean up brain parts after her head exploded. Heh.
“Entertainment” is a Dr. Luke/Claude Kelly joint, and is the title track of sorts, opening with the lyric, “I’m here for your entertainment!”. It’s Rocky Horror-meets-Robbie Williams style, according to Lyndsey. An “utra-caffeinated party starter” that’s just begging to be remixed.
And “Winners”, also produced by Rob Cavallo, is a “slinky, sexy, salacious dance-rock grinder with a keening, near-orgasmic vocal reminiscent of Adam’s watershed “Ring Of Fire” performance…” Whoa.
And Lyndsey didn’t even cover the Lady Gaga collaboration that went down on Monday. Yoinks. It’s going to be crazy!
Make sure to read Lyndsey’s full review of the songs HERE.