Adam Lambert wanted to cover Billie Eilish because he respects “her artistry” and “personality.”
From the 2021 LP Happier Than Ever, the ‘American Idol’ alumni put their own spin on the Grammy Award-winning track ‘Getting Older’ and picked the track for their upcoming ‘High Drama’ LP. – The old pop megastar’s take on aging to the brink of 20s is “pretty deep.”
A ‘Starstruck’ panelist explained: The idea of getting older is a universal feeling. Everything she says in her songs is timeless. I thought she was pretty deep.”
The full record will be released on Friday (24.02.23) and includes covers of hits from Lana Del Rey, Sia and Kings of Leon.
Speaking to NME about the outlet’s In Conversation series, Adam said of Lana’s 2014 surf rock tune “West Coast”:
“Probably because it was produced by Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys. I love The Black Keys. They’re all sexy.”
He explained that he wanted his version to sound like a Led Zeppelin song.
Adam added their thoughts:
The 41-year-old star, who replaced the late Freddie Mercury as the frontman for the hitmakers Queen on “We Will Rock You” since 2012, recently took to the iconic singer’s boozy vocals. Admitted to copying one of his techniques to ‘West Coast’.
“Brian May [Queen’s guitarist] He told me what it was like when Freddie recorded it. [sometime in 1986].
“Freddie prepared his voice by drinking a glass of vodka and recording the vocal in one take.
“I drank tequila instead of vodka and sang a raw, Led Zeppelin-like version of Lana’s song on one shot.”
As with “Getting Older,” Adam’s versions of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World,” Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out for a Hero,” and Noel Coward’s “Mad About the Boy” are already available on streaming platforms. It is open to the public.