Like previous single “Better Than I Know Myself”, Adam Lambert‘s latest Trespassing offering “Never Close Our Eyes” features production by Dr. Luke (along with Bruno Mars, who also co-wrote the tune). But where “Better Than” seemed a somewhat odd choice for both radio and a lead single in general — a ballad in these times of upbeat dance-pop — “Never Close Our Eyes” should satiate the needs of fans and programmers alike.
First of all, we were sold on the hand claps alone. (We’ve always had a weak spot for them, you see.) And while the song boasts the slickest pop production since “Moves Like Jagger”, the selling point is, as usual, Adam’s angelic rocker vocals, which soar above and loop through the melody with ease.
“I wish that this night would never be over, there’s plenty of time to sleep when we die,” Lambert’s haunting voice croons in the intro to “Never Close Our Eyes”. Funny, we have a feeling we’ll be saying the same thing, Adam, when we finally get to play the new album. (Get the full lyrics to Adam Lambert’s “Never Close Our Eyes”.)