Adam Lambert; Photo Courtesy of ABC
Adam Lambert; Photo Courtesy of ABCADAM LAMBERT

Adam Lambert Releases Special Version of “Mad About The Boy,” An Ode to Noël Coward

Chart-topping megastar Adam Lambert has released a chilling version of “Mad About The Boy,” originally recorded by Noël Coward in 1932. Listen to Adam’s stunning version here!

The powerful cover – produced by Amanda Ghost and Johnny Coffer – will act as the theme song for “Mad About The Boy – The Noël Coward Story,” a feature documentary recounting the famed playwright and director’s life and career. Directed by Oscar and Bafta-Nominated Barnaby Thompson, the film will premiere in 2023, marking the 50th anniversary of Coward’s passing.

Lambert recently performed the special version of “Mad About The Boy” on the BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s 2022 series. The track is the pop icon’s first release since signing to Warner Music.

Coward never publicly acknowledged his homosexuality, making the cover even more meaningful to Lambert.

“He wrote it about a man and he was never really able to record it because that would have been too taboo for that time,” Adam shared with ABC Audio. “So it’s always been a torch song sung by amazing female vocalists. And when they realized, ‘It’s 2022, we’re going to put this film out,’ they came up with the idea of having a guy sing it as it was really intended.”

“When they asked me to do it, I thought, ‘What a cool opportunity,'” he added. “I haven’t really recorded anything that was sort of jazz-leaning before, but it’s something that I’ve always kind of been interested in.”

While Adam is fearlessly himself as he continues to take over the music scene with his powerful vocals and star quality, it hasn’t always been easy for the “Whataya Want From Me” singer. Lambert got real on Instagram, reflecting on rough times he faced growing up as he prepared to perform one of the 10 sold out shows at The 02 Arena as the frontman for Queen.

“When I was an adolescent, I didn’t really have any friends at school – I was a loner with a very vivid imagination,” he explained. “I recall feeling like SUCH an outsider and wondered why it was my reality. I remember crying to my parents so frustrated that I couldn’t connect w my peers. I think it was my father who told me ‘don’t worry, when you’re a grown up, you’re gonna be the one they all think is cool. Just keep being yourself, and they’ll catch up’ (thanks Dad).”

Lambert continued, “I’m a big fan of the idea of staying on your own path, and eventually the right people and experiences will surface. Just gotta stay open hearted to be able to recognize when the right ones appear. Keep shining weirdos!”

Lambert’s loyal fans rushed to the comments to share their support for the star, writing “You are loved by some many of us ❤️,” “This caption is so beautiful and so true. Thanks for sharing ❤️” and “Adam you are an inspiration.”

The Grammy winning singer is currently gearing up for The Witch Hunt, his eight-night Halloween themed West Coast tour. The spooky festivities will kick off on October 19 in Oakland, CA and will wrap up on October 30 in Hollywood, CA.

“Trick AND treat the night before Halloween at my Hollywood Palladium show!!!” shared Lambert via Instagram. “Join us for a rowdy, witchy the haunted house down boots night.”

The Witch Hunt Tour Dates:

Oct. 19 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre

Oct. 20 – Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain

Oct. 22 – Rancho Mirage, CA – Agua Caliente Casino

Oct. 23 – San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre

Oct. 26 – Las Vegas, NV – Encore Theatre at Wynn Las Vegas

Oct. 28 – Las Vegas, NV – Encore Theatre at Wynn Las Vegas

Oct. 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Encore Theatre at Wynn Las Vegas

Oct. 30 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium

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