Strings quake, and Adam Lambert’s voice sweeps over the lyrics with an equally sharp precision. A Noel Coward original, “Mad About the Boy” fits the former American Idol rockstar like a leather glove. “I know it’s stupid to be mad about the boy,” he admits. “I’m so ashamed of it but must admit the sleepless nights I’ve had… about the boy.” It’s a straight-up torch song with musical flames licking around Lambert’s commanding presence. “Lord knows I’m not a school boy in the flurry of her first affair,”he crescendos into the rafters. It’s absolute fire.
Listen to “Mad About the Boy” below.