On Monday (January 9), Lambert lifted the veil the official music video for his cover of Tyler’s “Holding Out For A Hero”. Bringing his version of glam-cut stylings in the video, the Jordan Rossi-directed clip sees a disguised Lambert and a group of stunned helmet-wearing backup dancers begin their performance of the song in a liminal, all-white space.
It doesn’t take long for Lambert to throw off his sunglasses and reveal a face of glittery makeup – and as he sings about being saved by a hero, the singer instead takes on the role of savior by removing the helmets of his backup dancers so they can express their truest selves. At the end of the journey, a kilt-wearing Lambert is joined by an ensemble of queer performers who rock out to the evocative rendition of the track.
“Holding Out For A Hero” is just one of the covers set to appear on Lambert’s upcoming new album High Drama. Delivered on Feb. 24. The album will see Adam cover classic rock artists such as Culture Club, Noel Coward and Ann Peebles, while also offering his take on more modern music by stars such as Sia, Lana Del Rey, P!nk and Billie Eilish. His last single to be released from the album saw Lambert take on a haunting version of Duran Duran’s 1993 hit “Ordinary World”.
Watch Lambert’s official video for “Holding Out For A Hero” above.