Post by aleksandrakv on Jul 5, 2012 16:54:29 GMT -5
Adam Lambert Interview with James Merritt
Adam: What I love about the song is a very straight forward message. It's basicly about being in the moment, not letting the moment go, being present. And the clincher for me was the line 'it only gets better if we want it to'. I wanted to do something with the video that challenges the obvious interpretation of the lyrics. I wanted to come up with something more cerebral, a bit more conceptual than that. " I dare to rebel", "I dare to break free from the system" and to escape, along with a group of other people. We come up against a barrier, a fence, which is very symbolic, 'no trespassing', and we decide to trespass, to break down the fence, we decide to be, to live, to live in colour and to dance, which is all very metaphorical.
Interviewer: To laugh in the faces of those people blowing smoke in your face.
Adam: Exactly, literally, they're blowing smoke. It's all very symbolic.
...It says something that we've heard before in a song, but the way it says it is so elegant, it's so well-worded and there's something poetic about it. I was really impressed by that. There's a level of sophistication to Bruno's writing that I really respect.
Post by aleksandrakv on Jul 10, 2012 13:06:29 GMT -5
SoSoGAY: Singles of the Week ( July 9th, 2012)
Adam Lambert has never been known for pulling his punches in his music, and his latest single is no exception, as it as he exudes power and pride in this classic electropop explosion.
‘Never Close Our Eyes’ is the latest single to be taken from Lambert’s second studio album, Trespassing, containing a terrific hook and beat that manages to get under your skin within seconds. The fast beat also manages to get the heart pumping and the feet itching to get out onto a dance floor and wave your arms like a loon. The former American Idol runner-up’s vocals add another brilliant layer to this piece which is already dripping with high quality production.
The music video that partners the single is so well made it almost looked like a film trailer, and with such high production values we could not help but be impressed by the treatment. The dystopian backdrop feels organic and as the track launches into the chorus we all want to be right there with the oppressed masses as the flash mob kicks in.
Post by aleksandrakv on Jul 15, 2012 13:13:30 GMT -5
The Sound Bath: Adam Lambert’s Trespassing: the vocal review
Posted on July 12, 2012 by soundbath
Song Number four on the album is Never Close Our Eyes, written by Bruno Mars for Adam and is the current single worldwide, including the UK.
This song is interesting rhythmically, because it seems as though it might turn into a ballad when it first starts, but then morphs into a kind of Euro-electro pop song.
Lyrically it sounds like it might be a love song, but the way in which Adam sing it, tells us that he clearly has another interpretation for this song, thereby demonstrating how universal this songs on Trespassing are.
Even in this kind of “standard” pop song, Adam still manages to inject the lyrics with a deeper meaning. For example, in “I don’t want to let a minute get away” he puts a slight emphasis on the word “get” which immediately gives the impression that he’s here, present in the moment, and on the word “lose” in “cuz we got no time to lose” he employs a tiny crack in his voice at the end of the phrase, which stresses how important it is that we have no time to lose. He continues to hit that point home as he uses a similar technique on “see” in the phrase “none of us are promised to see tomorrow.”
This is what Adam tweeted about Never Close Our Eyes: “let’s all stay in the moment and stay open to all possibilities. We have the power to create our reality. “ A powerful message indeed and perhaps unexpected in a pop song!
Footage taken by myself at Caulfield Guineas, Melbourne, Australia 13102012.
Apologies for shakiness, taken from 2nd row, squishy crowd and more movement on chorus as you will see. While the audio is a bit boom-box (near speakers) the vocal is flawless (even if boombox speakers nearby).
BEYOND awesome and EPIC vocal & performance, LOVE the choreography with the Vajajays. For purposes of promotion only. All rights reserved to Artist, Sony RCA, MRC, Songwriters.