Adam Lambert’s “Ghost Town” Video Is Directed By Hype Williams

Christina Lee | April 25, 2015 9:02 am
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Adam Lambert revealed that his upcoming “Ghost Town” video, “coming soon,” is shot by veteran music video director Hype Williams.

While inspired by the street art-deviating Basquiat, Williams first became known in the late ’90s for his cartoonishly futuristic videos for artists with huge personalities to match, like TLC (“No Scrubs”), Missy Elliott (“The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)”) and Busta Rhymes (“What’s It Gonna Be,” featuring Janet Jackson). As of late, though, Hype has directed much simpler videos for marquee artists with plenty of natural charisma, like Jay Z (“Empire State of Mind”), Beyonce (“Drunk in Love”) and Jennifer Lopez (“Booty,” featuring Iggy Azalea).

That said, it will be interesting to see what Williams did for Lambert’s “Ghost Town,” also his lead single off his new album The Original High. With its solitary whistle, “Ghost Town” seems to nod to Ennio Morricone‘s playful yet suspenseful soundtrack for the 1966 spaghetti Western The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Then again, it may not — as he reunites with super-producer Max Martin, Lambert isn’t exactly being nostalgic. His pop sensibilities are stronger than ever, and as he sings, “I tried to believe in God and James Dean / but Hollywood sold out.”

See Adam Lambert’s announcement tweet, along with what may be a still, about his “Ghost Town” video below.

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