Adam Lambert Returns With Stripped-Back, Deeply Personal “Feel Something”

Adam Lambert Covers 'Believe'
The pop star delivered a soaring cover of Cher's 'Believe' for Kennedy Center Honors.

Earlier today (February 21), Adam Lambert revealed that he was releasing a new song called “Feel Something.” He made the announcement to fans via a long, heartfelt statement that outlined his battle with mental health and disillusionment with the music industry. The 37-year-old described “Feel Something” as the “emotional starting point” of his new album (it’s not the lead single) and it’s easy to see why after hearing it. This finds the beloved pop/rocker at his most raw and authentic.

“I’ve been leaving my heart in all the wrong places, took it back way too soon when I should’ve been patient,” Adam sings over sparse, stripped-back production. “I built all these walls so no one could break in, truth is — I miss those nights when my heart could be naked.” This leads to the emotional, relatable chorus: “I don’t need to feel love, I just wanna feel something.” After bouncing around between different genres for most of his career, it sounds like the “Ghost Town” hitmaker has finally found his voice.

“The life of a bachelor can be a laugh, with plenty of flings, but after awhile it starts to feel empty,” Adam says of the song’s inspiration. “Between frustrations with my career and many lost connections, I felt numb and though I wanted to fall in love, I knew I wasn’t ready. That’s what inspired me to cry out, ‘I don’t need to feel love, I just want to feel something!’ It was in this realization that I took my first step toward self-care and nursing my spirit back to health.” Listen to the impressive track below.

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