February 03, 2012 4:44am PT by Shirley Halperin
Adam Lambert Debuts 'Better Than I Know Myself' Video
Glamberts everywhere are celebrating today as Feb. 3 marks the long-awaited arrival of Adam Lambert's video for "Better Than I Know Myself." And it's safe to say, they won't be disappointed.
Directed by Ray Kay (Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair"), Lambert is seen in two completely different looks, one warm and homey, the other cold and sinister as he battles his inner-demons and wins. The setting: a home of the future complete with Oxygen tanks and its own DEFCON-like system.
The first single from his forthcoming Trespassing, due out this Spring, the clip tells the story of someone who's torn from the inside out, pinning the positive (cozy sweaters, books, yoga) against the destructive (leather trench coats, booze, partying) in a fight for self-respect and happiness, the kind that you get when you fall in love.
Indeed, in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Lambert gushed about his boyfriend of more than a year, Finnish reality star Sauli Koskinen. "There was definitely a click when I saw him for the first time," he said of their initial meeting at a bar following a Glam Nation tour stop in Finland. "I was like, 'Woah, I want to see him again,' so I made plans to see him again and it just kept clicking each time."
The American Idol season 8 runner-up added that he's the happiest he's ever been. And with good reason: as fans clamor for his album, his record label, RCA, is bracing for a biggie. Says "BTIKM" co-writer Claude Kelly: "I consider Adam a modern day Steve Perry. He's very Journey and the chorus is so super-duper soaring and massive that no one else could probably sing it. His voice is incredible on this song."
As for its meaning? "The song is basically saying, 'I'm kind of a screw up, I do stupid things and continue to put my foot in my mouth, but be patient with me because I need you around -- you're the only person that gets me. You're the only person I feel comfortable with. You almost know me better than I know myself.' It's kind of an apology and kind of a plea. It's very honest."
No kidding. Check out the video below: