Adam Lambert Delivers Sublime Live Version Of “Closer To You”

Mike Wass | October 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Review: Adam's 'VELVET: Side A'
Adam Lambert gets it very, very right on new EP 'VELVET: Side A.'

Adam Lambert’s recently-released VELVET: Side A is a textbook case of all killer, no filler. There isn’t a bad (or even an average) song on the 6-track collection, but “Closer To You” still manages to stand out thanks to its sheer vulnerability. “I’ve been feeling faded, disconnected lately, missing what money can’t buy,” the Glamorous One belts on the retro rock ballad. “All I wanna do is be brand new, I swear I’d give it all up just for you.” He continues to lay his heart on the line on the lighters-in-the-air chorus.

“And I would sink my house down underwater, I would trade all my gold for dirt,” Adam croons. “Let me tell you right now, I would walk through fire just to hold ya — whatever gets me closer to you.” As good as the studio version is, the live version is even better. The 37-year-old just blessed Glamberts with a black-and-white live video that captures his golden pipes in all their glory. He squeezes every ounce of emotion out of his voice on this new version, making “Closer To You” a truly heartbreaking listen. Watch him in action below.

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