Adam Lambert has just released the official music video to Never Close Our Eyes, the second single from his sophomore album Trespassing.
With producers like Dr. Luke, Cirkut, and The Smeezingtons behind the Adam Lambert track, Never Close Our Eyes comes out sounding fairly similar to a club-driven track with a strong and slickly produced if somewhat generic pop beat. The good thing is that, in comparison, the single features richer lyrics and stronger vocals than one has gotten used to expecting.
I wish that this night would never be over
There’s plenty of time to sleep when we die
So let’s just stay awake until we grow older
If I had my way we’d never close our eyes, our eyes, never!
The American Idol season 8 runner-up soars and delivers a punch with his signature rocker vocals without getting drowned by the energetic electro-pop production of the track.
In a behind-the-scenes video, Adam explains that “there’s certain lyrics in the song that are really important. It only gets better if we want it to. We’ll never close our eyes. I interpret that as we’re keeping our eyes wide open. Stay open to all possibilities. Keep an open mind or an open heart to life.”
Adam adds, “the one thing that I was really excited about was maybe sort of science fiction, something kind of New World Order, in the future, something not of this reality. When we put that out there, a gentleman called Dori Oskowitz came back with an amazing treatment. This director is a really cool guy, totally on the same page as me.”
Glambert explains that all the things that happen in the video are really meant to be symbols for what they’re trying to say with the video. In the video, the pills are meant to be their source of nourishment, and when Adam crushes it, all this beautiful color comes out. “It’s not meant to be literal,” he says, “it’s meant to kind of be the seed of revolution, so to speak.”
There’s also a scene where they are all scrubbing that bridge with water and Adam finally snaps. “What I was trying to say with this is no matter what comes your way, if you make a decision to just look at things in a different way and just flip your perception a little bit, maybe it’s not so bad. Maybe it does get better if you want it,” says Adam Lambert.
Check out the music video for Never Close Our Eyes below.