Adam Lambert VelvetShivering with disco pomp, it’s no surprise that Adam Lambert used his starpower to lure The Hitmaker onto this record.

But even besides Nile Rodgers’ immediately recognisable appearance on single Roses, the first half of Velvet is non-stop disco with a funky groove. The energy only breaks for the first time on ballad Closer To You, but starting with the moody New Wave of Overglow, side B takes a turn towards Lambert’s favourite wheelhouse, diving for the decidedly anthemic. It’s hard to believe this is only his fourth album – but then Lambert has done more in his last decade than most in a lifetime.

Velvet by Adam Lambert is out Friday March 20 via Inertia.

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