Adam Lambert’s Laid-Back Demo For “The Original High” Is Online: Listen

Robbie Daw | July 27, 2016 9:46 am

Adam Lambert has two big projects in the works: An appearance in Fox’s upcoming TV reboot of Rocky Horror Picture Show (watch the trailer below) and his fourth album, which the pop-rocker will be working on with frequent collaborator Max Martin.

But before moving forward, let’s take one more look back at Adam’s 2015 album The Original High — particularly the title track. A demo for the song has surfaced online (as spotted by Digital Spy), and its laid back, finger-popping instrumentation is departure from the housey nature of the final album version we’ve come to know.

In June of 2015, Adam talked to Idolator about this same demo version of “The Original High.”

“The melody was all there. I think it was mostly the verses that stayed, but it was actually more chill — like acoustic-y chill in the beginning, as a songwriting demo,” Lambert explained. “We slowly discovered that throwback house thing was gonna be a big part of the album. And I love that, because it reminds me of when I was a kid listening to dance music for the first time – big, funky, groovy vocal stuff, like C + C Music Factory and Soul II Soul.”

Give the early version of “The Original High” a listen above, then watch the new Rocky Horror trailer below.

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