After an incredibly successful stint on the American Idol stage, two-time runner-up Lambert returned to his pop idol roots with his debut solo album, The Original High.
Now, he's been busy working on new music—and it's paying off. With a new single out today ("Never Close Our Eyes") and another one coming in March ("Family Name"), Lambert has been keeping fans busy since the release of his first post-Idol single back in January.
This time around, Lambert returns with "Never Close Our Eyes," a relatable track about settling down and not letting go of your loved ones. Lambert wrote "Never Close Our Eyes" with Diane Warren (who penned "Because You Loved Me" for him), and the pair also collaborated on Lambert's other new single "Family Name." Together, they explore themes of family and belonging that are perfectly suited to Lambert's personal narrative right now—and we can't wait to hear more from them in the future!
"Never Close Our Eyes" – The Meaning Behind the Song
Why Is It a Good Match for Lambert?
Lambert has always had an affinity for love songs and pop ballads, but he's showing a newfound maturity and confidence in his songwriting on The Original High. While his 2017 album had its moments of heartbreak, the follow-up feels much more assured and comfortable in his skin.
What's Lambert Saying in "Never Close Our Eyes"?
"It's hard to let go of a family name / And I won't be the one to change your mind." Throughout the chorus and initial verse, Lambert sings about the importance of sticking to your family name, and not letting go of those who are important to you. The second verse continues in this vein, as Lambert sings about not changing the mind of someone who finds family to be a source of strength and meaning. It's a powerful message about staying true to who you are and taking pride in who you are.
Takeaway: Finding Your Voice Through Collaboration
new sounds and creating new music
And who better to do this with than your Idol runner-up? With Lambert, he's found two collaborators who are perfectly suited to his personal story. Between Lambert's personal story and Warren's ability to make an emotional connection through lyrics, Lambert's latest singles are a must listen whether you're a fan of his music or not.