Adam Lambert is back with new music, and it’s getting us exciting for his upcoming fourth studio album, Velvet. This week, the American Idol alum released a new single called “New Eyes,” accompanied by a psychedelic music video.
The video has a seriously ’70s vibe, down to Adam’s shaggy hairstyle and plethora of stylish suits. It ends with a “To Be Continued” message, and Billboard reports that the next installment is likely coming soon.
On the track, Adam sings about how the song’s subject has made him look at life differently. As he sings in the chorus: “‘Cause you got those new eyes, honey / Virgin like blue skies, sunny / Everything that you try / Everything gets you high, baby / I’ve been so blind without your new eyes.”
“I wanted my first single to reflect my current state of mind and to bring listeners into a romantic, earthy vibe,” Adam said in a statement obtained by Rolling Stone. “‘New Eyes’ is a love letter to innocence and to finding new passions.”
“New Eyes” joins the more emotional track “Feel Something,” which Adam released earlier this year. If you’re excited to hear him perform the new single live, you won’t have to wait long. Adam announced on Instagram that he’ll be singing “New Eyes” on the American Idol finale this Sunday on ABC.
Adam’s new album Velvet doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s sure to satisfy fans who have been waiting four years since his last LP, The Original High. The singer has a big year ahead of him, as he’ll be touring with Queen again starting July 10.
Speaking of Queen, if you’re wondering what the band’s co-founder Brian May thinks of Adam’s new song, he posted on Instagram that he “wasn’t sure when I first heard it – but now definitely falling in love with this track.”