Ever since Queen guitarist Brian May waxed rhapsodic about Adam Lambert’s “Time for Miracles” single (which was recorded for the soundtrack of the hotly-anticipated new disaster movie “2012”), in a blog post last summer, Adam Lambert fans have been breathless with anticipation – they just have to hear “Time for Miracles” and they have to hear it in its entirety now, damn it! Here is Mr. May’s gushing endorsement of “Time for Miracles”:
“I have to say I was completely blown away … it’s truly sensational. In fact it’s so obviously a number one smash, any bookie would be mad to take bets on it. I am not kidding. I’m not easily moved to jelly by male vocalists … but Adam’s voice reaches out with sensitivity, depth, maturity, and awesome range and power which will make jaws drop all around the world. Its an awesome performance. No doubt about it. The world of Rock has a bright new star.”
Brian May has it right – the world does indeed have a bright new star. And Adam Lambert’s legions of fans are demonstrating the kind of devotion and loyalty to an artist not seen since the Beatles burst onto the scene back in the 1960s. I would submit, in fact, that Adam Lambert’s fans are even more excited about him than a die hard Beatles fan was about the Fab Four back in the day.
But what about the song? Is “Time for Miracles” as “sensational” as Brain May says it is? Does Adam Lambert’ voice truly reach levels of “sensitivity” and “depth” that will “make jaws drop around the world”? Oh absolutely. But to be fair, Adam Lambert could, as Randy Jackson is fond of saying, “sing the phone book” and his fans would fly into paroxysms of orgiastic delight.
This is not to say that “Time for Miracles” isn’t a great tune – because I think that it is. It is a solid, old-school power rock ballad that delivers on multiple levels. I’ll need to hear it in it’s entirety to make a final judgment but the teaser sounds very promising indeed.
Here’s another thing about Adam Lambert that inspires so much love and admiration: He comes across as an entirely unpretentious and immensely kind and lovable fellow. I sometimes think that it is these admirable qualities that draw people to Adam Lambert most – perhaps even more than his immense talent as a singer.
Adam Lambert’s debut album – which he says will contain material that is decidedly more contemporary-sounding than “Time for Miracles – will be released in November.
I can’t wait to hear it.
2012 Adam Lambert Music Teaser, YouTube
Adam Lambert’s New ‘2012’ Song: Great or the Greatest, MTV