7.8.2019 Adam News and Info Jul 8, 2019 17:26:11 GMT -5
Post by Craazyforadam on Jul 8, 2019 17:26:11 GMT -5
But I enjoy following so much as a person, that it is all worth it.
I do have a couple of thoughts on his past and current music. He has not really completely done the big voice thing since FYE. That music is great, but it is mostly music written by other people and Adam always does other people's music so well, plus it was what was expected of him post-Idol. In Trespassing, he started exploring more of what he liked but was summarily shutdown by the record label for the promotion of the album. For TOH, he in some ways threw up his hands and gave himself over to the pop masters with mixed success (Ghosttown aside).
Anyway, before this gets too long here are two of my thoughts on Velvet and one other random thought:
1) With Velvet he is finally getting to completely explore and try to re-imagine the sounds and influences from his youth - yes that means Prince, Madonna, MJ, et al with falsetto and a taste of R&B. These and not his parents rock music are his first influences, these are the songs he shared with his friends. When I heard New Eyes, I just knew that was where we were going and CIH further confirmed that. This is what I am expecting from Side A of Velvet. I like it although it does not move the earth under my feet but he needs to get it out of his system.
2) So far, Velvet for me is Adam also finally getting to let loose his sexual nature. Being gay in America has meant that for the last ten years he has had to tone back the sexy and wrap it in all kinds of metaphors about universal experience. Now, that is fine because Adam definitely has his hippie/new age side, but from my perception, Adam is also a man who loves sex and now, by god, he is going to sing about it whether it's any sex is better than no sex, or that young guy with new eyes turns me on, or watch out I am coming in hot. Even his promotional appearances are more about himself and I like that. This also, he needs to get out of his system.
I know his music will do well enough to keep him in the game, but superstardom is still a question mark. I am happy he is getting to explore things that have probably been building up inside and it is possible that being able to let go and do that is what has put him in a good place.
3) Finally (yes I know that you thought this post would never end) — a random thought about bringing "the voice" to his new music. Queen has given him the financial and artistic confidence to switch labels and produce whatever music the hell he wants but I wondered if it also mitigated his desire to bring a big voice to the other music in his life. Three or four months out of the year he sings Queen which is an overload of big voice and maybe he just needs variety ...
He is doing his thing. And he is able to do that. What more could I want for him. Love CIH much more actually than the earlier ones, I enjoy pressing repeat when it comes up on one of the Spotify playlists that Skaschep has in her list (Thank you!). Then I'll continue on with the list. Don't do it all the time, just as I happen to catch it in time. Yes, the brilliance of his voice is less on display in these songs, but the specialness as a person comes through even more, imo. I can sense that the bird feels more free to fly and sing his kind of song, and Adam's soul needs that freedom, especially, if the QAL side of the business ties him more into singing the same covers again and again. I know it is a great gig, but I am sure that even a great gig like this eventually becomes routine for somebody like him. Not a complaint, QAL was the best thing ever to happen to him, just a fact of life.
He is doing well and that makes me happy, and the fact that he has somebody to share it with, makes it even better.
The rest will happen when it will. The new generation is growing up with him being part of their musical reality, and with that pebble already kicked forward because of what he has done. A difference has been made, and he did it, did his part in the bigger forward momentum. And that is great to know.