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Adam Lambert hit a milestone birthday on January 29, his 3oth, and to prove that the 30 is the new glam, he celebrated by playing the Q Snowcase in Zell Am See, Austria. (He was the first American artist ever invited to perform at the event.) Along with acoustic renditions of his new single "Better Than I Know Myself" and the For Your Entertainment tracks "Whataya Want From Me" and "Fever," he treated the snowbound crowd to two new songs from his hotly anticipated upcoming album, Trespassing, one of which was hot enough to melt all the ice outside.
The first of his new tunes, "Outlaws Of Love," should already be familiar to diehard Glamberts, since Adam performed it last July at the Sainte Agathe Festival in Quebec and the song was all over YouTube like, eight minutes later. But Adam's unveiling of Trespassing's title track this past Sunday was cause for celebration indeed. Last week in my Trespassing album preview, I described this Pharrell/Adam co-write as a Queen-influenced disco partystarter, and interestingly/encouragingly, even in an acoustic setting, the song still had that fierce and funky feel.
If this is how "Trespassing" sounds unplugged, just wait until people hear the actual electric version! Check out the first live performance of "Trespassing" below: