Before, you may have thought you really knew Adam Lambert — and it turns out your were right! The honorable American Idol alum‘s new single “Better Than I Know Myself” arrives on iTunes tomorrow, and ahead of that, fans got to hear the track late last week. If the critics’ opinions on the first taste of Adam’s upcoming album Trespassing (due out March 20) are anything to go by, the Glam One may just have a smash hit on his hands. Hop below to catch our roundup of what the Internet at large had to say about “Better Than I Know Myself”!
:: The new single was music to The Prophet Blog‘s ears: “…as much as this is the masterwork of Dr. Luke and Claude Kelly, Glambert deserves just as much of the credit as the hitmakers behind him. It’s his emotional delivery that truly brings ‘Better Than I Know Myself’ to life, topped off with those now trademark rock star high notes that have made the 29-year-old one of the finest male vocalists in the industry today.”
:: HitFix thinks it knows the song’s formula from somewhere else: “The mid-temp rocker is somewhat reminiscent of his previous hit ‘Whataya Want From Me?,’ with a soaring, anthemic chorus, big drums and lovelorn lyrics.”
:: PopCrush also hears something familiar: “Are we crazy, or does some of his crooning in the verses remind us a wee bit of Joe Jonas? Just a hint?”
:: Pop Blend was somewhat surprised, but in a pleasant way: “I have to admit that this song is not at all what I was expecting, but I am very pleased and have had it on repeat for the past hour… If ‘Better Than I Know Myself’ is any indication of what Trespassing will be like, we’re all in for a treat.”
:: Arjan Writes thinks the tune could lead to a big breakthrough for the Glam One: “…’Better Than I Know Myself’ reveals a potent, radio-ready new sound that will surely help Lambert propel to a new level of success. The track neatly combines Dr Luke’s soundboard savvy with Lambert’s larger than life vocals that is the perfect marriage of style and substance.”
:: Neon Limelight also has high hopes for the song: “The last time Adam blended honesty, vulnerability, and finely tuned vocals so seamlessly he produced ‘Whataya Want From Me’ and earned himself a Grammy nomination. Can he do it again? We wouldn’t be surprised.”
:: AOL Music Blog hears the voice of a rock angel: “Glambert’s gifted vocals soar on the new song. It’s no wonder legendary rock band Queen is making moves to make him their new lead singer!”
:: Likewise, Allure Of Sound notes the following: “The track, which features the production skills of Dr. Luke, is by far Adam’s strongest single to date. When his voice swells to declare, at the opening of the song’s chorus, ‘Cause if I wanted to go I would have gone by now, but I really need you near me,’ it’s nothing short of remarkable. You can sense that Adam has a personal connection with every word he sings.”
“Better Than I Know Myself” will be released tomorrow. What are your thoughts on Adam’s new single? Let us know below!