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Adam Lambert Debuts “Ghost Town” Video, Explains How It’s Different From Madonna’s “Ghosttown”

Screen Shot 2015-04-29 at 9.34.31 AMOh believe me, I thought about that for more than a second. When I found that out, my song was already finished, it had already been mixed, I had already kind of said, ‘Hey, I think this is the first single,’ and people were like, ‘Yeah I think it is too.’

And I’m on my laptop on a little four-day vacation in Mexico and I open up my iTunes, I’m searching through, and I’m like, Oh, Madonna’s music is out! I love Madonna! I’ve always loved Madonna — she’s an icon, she’s an amazing entertainer. And I see on the track listing a song called ‘Ghosttown.’ And I thought, What are the chances? What is the hell is going on here?”

My reaction was so complicated, because I think I texted my management, like, ‘Did you see this? Did you see this? What are we gonna do?’ And they said, ‘You know, it’s fine because the songs are so different.’ Hers is like a post-apocalyptic love song, mid-tempo, and mine’s like an existential dance goth rave thing. So they’re two different songs — they just share a title.”

Adam Lambert discussing the first singe from his upcoming album The Original High in an interview with Billboard

Compare the two songs and videos below.