Video Review: Adam Lambert's “Whataya Want From Me”

1/21/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Megan O'Malley

Adam Lambert is certainly making a name for himself after “American Idol.” The runner-up from the show has just released a new single, “Whataya Want From Me,” that shows more depth and less glitter than his previous endeavors.

The video for this latest single shows a solemn looking Lambert as he sings of rejection and loneliness. “Whataya Want From Me” uses dark hues and a confused looking Lambert to get its message across. No one understands him and just as the audience is trying to figure it out, so is he. Lambert has been using this idea since being on Idol and it makes perfect sense to see it come across in a video. At times, it is reminiscent of that classic Britney Spears video “Lucky,” but without such an overt message.

The song itself is hard rocking and angst-filled, just like the artist Lambert wants to be. He constantly portrays himself this way, so it is no surprise to hear a single like this one. Parts of it really rock and judging by the way Lambert portrays himself onscreen, he is a born entertainer. His natural talent sometimes seems as if it gets overshadowed by his over-the-top showmanship, but in this song, listeners really get a feel of what his voice is like. Like any good pop artist, Lambert has managed to create a hit that tugs at viewer emotions while staying true to his rock and roll persona.

Grade: C

Below is the video for "Whataya Want From Me." Whataya think?

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  1. magsy said...

    I love the video, he portrays a sad and lonely person, made more poignant by being black and white, and Adam Lambert's voice is wonderful.

  2. Anonymous said...

    I liked it. Adam has a wonderful voice.

  3. Anonymous said...

    I love the video. But I wonder why YOU seem to enjoy it, but give it a C grade?