Adam Lambert’s New European Song – “Can’t Let You Go”

Adam has given us a new song to fall in love with, Can’t Let You Go. And after five times listening to it, I can’t even tell you what it’s doing to me. It’s on the European release of the For Your Entertainment CD. Oh, those lucky people. First Voodoo, and now this!

I can’t wait for the video. If we thought Whattaya Want From Me showed his emotional side, this one will go 10 steps further. You can hear his heart tearing out on this recording. I have never been moved by a performer before and this is the second song of his that has me crying. There is no doubt that Adam reaches a level so rare in the music industry. Only opera singers have regularly moved their audiences to tears. How can this be happening? If he performs this on his GlamNation Tour, we have to remember to bring tissues!

~ Carol, Glamb #7 ~

About Carol

I started writing on this site back in May 2009, not knowing what I was in for or where it would take me. I had no idea of the joy and personal satisfaction I'd find here. I never dreamed that I'd get to meet Adam, but that dream came true! The bonus of becoming such great friends with Lila and the other fans is what keeps me going. Music gets me though every day. In addition to Adam, I love Muse, Linkin Park, 80s and finding newer bands and supporting them by attending everything that's within 350 miles. With Adam, the boundaries are farther! Thanks for joining us on this ride! :)

Comments

  1. DEE #458 says:

    I CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THIS SONG EITHER….IT’S SO EMOTIONAL….POURING HIS HEART OUT AGAIN! INCREDIBLE VOCALS !!!

  2. leilani aloha says:

    Love it!
    Adam did it again 🙂

    • Omg…Adam, I can hear the pain in your voice, thank you for pouring out your heart in this song, I love this one. Stay true to who you are and Love will find you…You are an amazing person, Adam!!!

  3. Jackie - New Zealand says:

    This is a beautiful song. I love it too! How does such an awesome recording just pop up? Did Adam record this when he was putting together For Your Entertainment? How many more masterpieces has he got tucked up his sleeve!

  4. PaulaGlamb says:

    I have listened to this song at list 50 times 🙂
    LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT, can’t stop listing to it, it is like an addiction……….a good one!!!

    • buffy522 says:

      I was afraid it was just me! Have it plugged in my ear at the gym and play repeat over and over. At first I thought it was from “Take One” (yes, I bought it), dressed up, but no, new. And not a word from him about it? I guess it is a little different from the FYE album, but I love it and think some of his fans who are not into “electro” pop would love it too. Who knows if it will even get play here. The industry is so fickle!

  5. ianaleah says:

    OMG ! This song, this is wonderul. I think I live in the wrong country. I always like the foreign release CDs better. I love those songs, the music. This feels like the Adam I watched on tv. I totally am crazy wild for this song.

  6. gran4adam says:

    The first time I heard Time for Miracles I cried, it was so beautfiul and I knew the story behind it. This song is the same for me. I love everything Adam does but what he can do for a beautiful ballad is beyond understanding.

  7. Dear Adam ,
    You reach down so deep into your soul to touch us in a way that no other musical artist can. To have such a contrast between the lower range of your voice to the highest, is a gift beyond words. This song, CAN”T LET YOU GO, brings me back to my college days when I loved someone so much I couldn’t imagine my world without him; your song transports me back to a cold January day in NYC when my boyfriend and I were walking around the the campus of Columbia U. ,the grounds covered with snow and the buildings draped with white icycles from the snowfall the night before-and we were holding hands , both of us knowing that there would come a time when i would have to let him go……In some ways, I never did. Do you have any idea how you touch us and carry us through the times of our lives with your haunting lyrics,melodies and beautiful voice? Adam , I wish you endless love in your life. You give so much to all of us who know and love your music. Love, Lorraine

    • I have been listening to this song for a couple of days now, it kind of haunts me around day and night. This song has the same emotional impact on me as “If I can’t have You”.
      I think it also has the same emotional level for Adam, both songs refer to some deep pain of the soul that he has experienced.
      There is a tweet out there from Greg Wells the producer who said Adam was on his knees in the studio while they were recording this song.
      I don’t know right now whether I am crying over my own pain or his pain right now.

  8. EternalGlamNation says:

    Seriously, WHEN does he find the time?

    ~Eve

  9. So beautiful and unearthly. Where the hell did he come from? I know…I know……Planet Fierce.

  10. OMG IM CRAZY ABOUT THIS SONG !!!! I HAVE TO HEAR IT EVERY DAY!!! ANOTHER GLAMBERT SENT US A MSG ABOUT WHAT THE PRODUCER GREG WELLS TWEETED, SORRY CANT REMEMBER WHO IT WAS. I WENT BACK ON GREG WELLS TWEETS FROM THE TIME HE WAS WORKING ON THE CD WITH ADAM ,THIS IS WHAT HE SAID, OCT 11 “MR LAMBERT BLEW MY MIND TODAY ON THE MICROPHONE”. OCT 12 “HAVE NEVER WORKED WITH A SINGER LIKE THIS”. OCT 15 “FILE UNDER TEASE , BUT I CANT WAIT FOR PEOPLE TO HEAR ADAMS RECORD,STARTING TO HEAR FINAL MIXES TODAY AND ITS EXCITING”. NOV 1 “I DID 5 SONGS WITH ADAM 3 ARE ON THE PHYSICAL CD #4 ON THE ITUNES DELUXE VERSION #5 IS ON THE UK AND JAPANESE CD”. APRIL 28 “THANKS FOR THE NICE WORDS RE: CANT LET YOU GO ADAM WAS LITERALLY ON HIS KNEES SINGING THIS VOCAL IN THE STUDIO KILLING IT AS USUAL”. I THOUGHT THOSE WERE GREAT THINGS HE SAID ABOUT OUR ADAM!!!!!

    • buffy522 says:

      Thanks for the research!! Never read any of that. Now it makes sense. It SOUNDS like he was on his knees, giving it all he had. And we do know he has felt that and not just acting.

  11. Adam is sharing his soul with us in this excruciatingly painful tale. Wow! He is so brave! So gifted! So willing to be broken open and let us feel what he is feeling. Greg Wells is reported to have said Adam was on his knees in the studio when he recorded this song. GULP. Who else do you know, in your own life or showbiz, who lets him or herself be so vulnerable all to give us an extraordinary experience? I can’t think of a soul. Our BB, our supernova, leaves us speechless, but we try to plow through and put our feelings to words. There’s no words to describe the breadth and depth of this astonishingly gifted man’s talent and value in our lives.

    • I can’t think of anybody and definitely not anybody leading such a public life.
      I think Adam’s impact on the world will be much bigger than we can foresee at this moment.
      We all know that the world has to move from thinking and leading with the left brain, the male logical side because it is destroying us. We have to start living and acting from the heart.
      Adam is doing exactly that and combining it with primal sexuality which is our life force energy.

      He is changing the world one performance at the time.

      • Irena, I sooo agree with you. GREAT comments, especially the part about the left brain. So true!!! I’ve often thought that that is what is wrong with our world. Time for a change…with Adam leading the way!

  12. We can always rely on Adam to reach those places within and bring the emotions out in song.
    Adam, thank you for another great song.!!!

  13. If we thought Adam’s career was humming along just fine, just wait till the world hears this song. No one is making music like this right now. We’re going to look back on the release of this as a single and realize it marked the true beginning of his SUPERstardom.

  14. patricia Pearce says:

    My heart is just breaking for this beautiful man who is obviously still feeling the pain of the breakup with brad bell despite their continuing friendship. He said he had only been “deeply, deeply” in love once in his life, and it was with cheeks. As sad as I fell for sweet Adam, the truth is that most great art whether it be painting, writing or music comes from a source of well of pain that is just as deep as the love he bore for Brad.
    I too pray that a kind, caring, funny, intelligent, love will come into his life-a person who will love him unconditionally. I wish I could write a personal letter to Adam to let him know that this allowed me to sob uncontrollably over the deaths of my 3 kids, something I’ve needed to do for a long time.

    • Of course you can write a personal letter to Adam and tell him this. You can send it addressed to him
      c/o 19 Entertainment
      8560 Sunset Blvd.
      Suite 900
      W.Hollywood, CA 90069.
      I have heard he reads everything and if you send a SASE he will send you something back like an autographed picture.

      I think what makes his music so incredible is that he allows his pain to show and it opens you up to our own pain. I have been on a journey of self healing ever since I heard him sing “If I can’t have You” .
      It was like a deep pain that I had never wanted or been able to acknowledge was being released from the core of my body. I still cry when I hear that version.
      This man is doing some very powerful stuff which is simply unparralled.

      I am so sorry to hear about you babies, I can’t even imagine what that would be like. Listening to this song could possibly be the beginning of a healing process. My thoughts are with you sweeetheart.

    • The song and your words made me cry. Im so glad youhad an outlet thru Adam, my heart breaks for you. i hope your future is bright and happy, and that you have wonderful memories. Adam is such a beautiful human being I am glad he is helping you Patricia.

  15. Absolutely Beautiful:0) Love the lyrics to this song 😉 Pretty Personal:) Adam you have managed to do it again;0) Tug the Heart Strings:)

  16. Jackie says:

    We can’t let it go…..lol.
    3 cool points for obscure hunor!

  17. jm7sandiego says:

    COME ON GLAMBERTS! This song is a stretch in its current state. Way too much background noise, special effects and instrumentals. You can barely hear him sing! What you can make of his vocal is great, but too much other special effects ruins it. Tone down the noise and it would sound alot better.

    • Elizabeth Richter, Glamb#545 says:

      I actually don’t agree with you on this one. While the FYE album had too many special effects etc, I don’t think that this song is overwhelmed by them. I find this song very haunting.

    • Everybody here is referring to the emotional impact of the song. I agree that it is overproduced but this doen’t take away from Adam singing his heart and soul out and that’s what being talked about here.

    • k. morgan says:

      FYI jmsandiego….this is not the studio version of the song…I have heard the studio version is a lot cleaner, that the noise in back ground is less….That being said this is a rock ballad….that is why it is loud…not suppose to be a quiet ballad…and the the rock and very high singer…amazing in itself…is adds to the desperation of the lyrics…gut wrenching….Adam nailed this one as usual…

    • I agree with ya jm7sandiego – the backing track needs to be taken down a notch or two… can’t wait to hear the studio version that’s supposedly cleaner.. Kind of liking this song though, Adams voice sounds absolutely gorgeous.

  18. k. morgan says:

    I think everyone of else has been there, someone you are crazy about is leaving you and your heart is breaking and you are reaching out trying to hold on….but they are not listening…When I hear this song I think of the few times this has happened to me and as with all of you…I get real emotional. My fav quote is when Greg Wells said Adam was literally on his knees when singing this…
    What sets Adam apart besides just an incredible voice is his ability to convey the emotion of a song…this one is 100% a total hit…Love the rock ballad style too….

  19. earlzagurl4u says:

    Adam: If you get any more beautiful ~ in song and appearance ~ I simply don’t know if I can take it. But, I want more and more and more,,I get a lot flack in my immediate family for loving Adam. I thought maybe I should tone it down a bit. When I think of doing that, my heart breaks. I went a whole 14 hrs. without being on the computer or listening to him sing. I was a mess. I try to tell people it’s ok to watch the vids, interviews, look at how beautiful he is in pix, appreciate his God-given talent, that his being gay won’t rub off on you. Several people in my family watched every performance on Idol and they said they knew he was gay then. Well, what is the difference now? I know I’m rambling, but my Glamily are the only ones who “get me”. I realized one day, even before Adam released this song, the words came to me “I can’t let you go.” I never intended to quit loving Adam at all, that’s a feat that just ain’t happening, just maybe to not bring him up in every convo w/ certain members of my family. Hey, it’s their loss. One family member said, “Yeah, he’s drop-dead gorgeous and I love the way he sings.” Without elaborating I knew she would say what the real reason is she doesn’t follow him like I do. Yet she has situations in her work where she has contact with people “like Adam” & says “they” have a right to earn a living and have a life. Oh well. To each his own, I suppose. I look forward to seeing BB in Knoxville. I can’t believe I will see his beautiful self twice in less than a year. Thanks for letting me vent. PLL

    • Oh honey lots of us understand completely!!! I have only one person that i can bring Adam up with, and i have to totally filter myself. If i talked to anyone like we do here they would have me locked up!! One friend finally admitted that he has a great voice, but when i told her he may be in concert soon she said she would drive me but wouldnt go in!!! WHAT THE F***!!!! How can someone dismiss his talent because hes gay!!! I dont understand what the hell difference it makes!! Or when people find out that someone is gay and say ‘what a shame’ I dont get that either. Well take comfort in the fact that we have each other, this site is a true gift. Love ya!!

      • earlzagurl4u says:

        Rema: I know a lot of people get where Imma coming from but it’s so nice of you to share your experiences with me. I know we would be great friends in real life,,heck, this is real life. Adam has brought so many of us back to life with his openness, honesty, encouragement, beautiful appearance and angelic voice. I’ve been told not to look to “man” for these things but our Heavenly Creator, I say God gave Adam his talent, of which I am so grateful, and Imma sure as heck gonna appreciate it!! PLL

      • Amen to that I totally agree.

    • Sadly, we live in a very ignorant and fearful world where it’s second nature to judge, gripe, exploit, belittle and crucify anything or anyone that we THINK doesn’t agree with us, or fits into the box we have dually ordained as being “normal”. Adam defies ALL. All rules, all logic, all standards. His innate abilities (of which there are so many) make him a force to reckon with. I feel that so many of the masses are intimidated by him…his beauty, his voice, his kindness. Most importantly…I dare you to find me any current rock or pop star (or hell, any younger entertainer) that can converse like Adam. They all speak like they have 5th grade educations (bless their hearts). For instance, all of the “umms” and “likes” and “totally awesomes” that fill each sentence. Adam actually has a broad vocabulary, and he knows what the words mean and uses them appropriately. I’ve yet to see him “snap” at anyone. When asked a negative question in interviews, he always answers with a refreshing positivity. What he believes in and stands for (just being yourself and being proud and happy) is too scary for Americans, because God knows that, in general, our minds are too closed.

      I wish Adam all the luck in the world ! He is nothing but pure talent, grace and style; a lesson that many in this business (young and old) could learn. I know that I will continue to enjoy his entertainment for the many years to come.

      P.S. My 20 y.o. son and my workers all give my shit about Adam. So instead of “disappearing quietly into the night”, I’ve got my 2-monitor computer desktop on the “Adam shuffle” (changing 100’s of Adam pictures every 10 seconds); I make sure to bring up something about Adam each day, and I play his CD in my truck all the time. Trust me, they shut up about it really quickly.

      Also, this site rocks!

  20. Ima Ramorah says:

    just tweeted/FB/MS it

  21. Jane Parker says:

    I can’t think of any top MALE vocal artist that pours his heart out in his singing like Adam does!!
    With this song, he DOES take you to that place with him.

    Awesome!

  22. OH, so beautiful!!! Adam, I can’t let you go out of my mind, my head, my whole being————just love you so much. Nobody have ever done this to me. You are ONE and ONLY.

  23. This is not to say he’s equal in any way, but I can remember about a hundred years ago Johnny Ray who would literally cry when he sang. In fact, one of his songs was titled Cry. I loved him then. That’s how far back I go. But guys, there is no other entertainer,singer, model, or otherwise wonderful, gorgeous, sexy (I’m not dead yet) beautiful, gentle, fierce, sexy (did I say that already?) person in the whole, wide world than our beloved Adam Lambert. He has made me feel younger and more hopeful of the future at a time in a mature person’s life when one might feel you’re marking time. God, I thank the day he was born.

    • adamfan says:

      “God, I thank the day he was born.”

      “He is changing the world one performance at a time.”

      Some of these beautiful sentences just knock me back in my chair.

      I just love reading everyone’s comments of love for Adam.
      This site is home to lots of very evolved people.

    • KO's smiling says:

      Oh, Sandy, I hope you come back here and see this. Maybe you’ve seen it already, since it is so old, but here’s another one of our Adam, singing beautifully. You should watch the last 5 seconds, then go back and watch his entire performance.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYKaIWWeulI&playnext_from=TL&videos=b_FvmUFvKv8

      And my opinion on this new song? The music is supposed to kind of drown him out — so he seems far away, trying not to let us go. His voice is too powerful to be completely overshadowed, though, which is why it works so well.

  24. “Can’t let u go” is truly beautiful and he captures so much raw emotion in his voice. Adam really is in another league as an artist. I got a local music store here in South Africa to have the european release of his cd imported 4 me, just 4 this track!

  25. Wow… Unlike all of Adam’s other songs, this actually sounds like the music I listened to before I first heard Adam. I haven’t listened to anything else since I first heard Adam’s gorgeous voice, but hearing this song just makes me love him all the more. This is a song that I’d love no matter who sung it… Hearing Adam’s voice on it just makes it that much better. Thank you, Adam!

  26. I have read all the above comments and wanted to reply to theem all as I agee and feel exactly the same. Funny story. I am in Nz and work in retail and got talking to an English customer (complete stranger) and to cut a long story short she as all my details and her mother in UK is going to but the UK Album with Cant let ya go and is sending to her to give to me and I will just pay her, So hope it all works out. I am just starting to find my way around the computer to get my own stuff, but it is a slow process. Sorry about typing errors,The song is soooo beautiful and emotional.

  27. Wonderful writing and artistry…love this song the best of all his work. Great job Adam! Kat~

  28. Love love love it! Can’t get enough.

  29. WHY ARE THERE SO MANY IN THE US THAT DON’T SEE WHAT WE DO…ADAM PROBABLY IS THE MOST TALENTED MAN ON THE PLANET,,,SO RESPECTED IN THE PRESS IN EVERY COUNTRY THAT HE VISITS, BUT HERE..NOTTA. I RESPECT HIS MANAGEMENT TEAM WHO SO FAR “ARE DOING IT PERFECTLY”,I SO RESPECT ADAM’S WORK ETHIC…WE HAVE TO THANK HIS PARENTS FOR “DOING IT PERFECTLY”. CAN’T WAIT FOR THE VIDEO ON THIS ONE….ADAM WILL BREAK OUR HEARTS.

    • JEANENE says:

      I AGREE, ADAM IS THE MOST TALENTED SINGER ON THE PLANET, AND THE U.S. HAS NOT YET ACCEPTED THAT!!! I THINK HIS TOUR WILL HELP IN THAT RESPECT, MORE PEOPLE WILL KNOW OF THIS AMAZING, TALENTED ARTIST, THAT GIVES HIS ALL IN EVERY SONG!!!!SO, UNBELIEVEABLE, HE DOES BRING YOU TEARS, AN EMOTION SO DEEP, WITH SO MANY OF HIS SONGS. ALWAYS FROM HIS HEART, LOVE ADAM LAMBERT. I CAN;T GET HIM OUT OF MY HEAD, HEART AND SOUL…..NONE OTHER HAS EVER DONE THIS, I AM A 58 YEAR OLD WOMEN, AND TALENTED IN ART AND MUSIC, I HAVE NEVER EVER SEEN SUCH TALENT!!!!

  30. patricia Pearce says:

    I just cannot stop listening to this hauntingly beautiful song. Paula told him he’d left his heart on the stage after he sang “Tracks of My Tears.” I think she,along with the audience and t.v. viewers, would have been sobbing and unable to speak if Adam had performed this on Idol. Adam couldn’t be Grammy nominated for “Time for Miracles” because the song hadn’t been specifically written for the movie 2012. Dear God, I hope they change that rule if this song does appear in a movie later. There will be no justice if he doesn’t perform or at least receive awards for this most heart rending song I’ve ever listened to. I picture him singing to Brad Bell, and I’m hoping he will be able to have his pain ended permanently when a man who adores him comes into his life. First loves are the hardest losses and he said he was “deeply, deeply” in love with Brad. There’s no question he would not be able to tear out his bloody heart and show it to us in this song if he was not a man who felt more deeply and formed attachments stronger than most.

    • adamfan says:

      Does anyone know how the break-up happened?
      Did Brad break up with Adam or did they just grow apart?

      • In an interview posted on here a few days ago-“My mom dragged me out of the closet”-he says they just grew apart. I have read comments on some of Cheeks videos-can’t remember where-where his fans say they think he is still not over Adam either. I’ve wondered if the right time came along again if they wouldn’t get back together-maybe just wishful thinking?

        • adamfan says:

          I had read that interview too but didn’t know if Adam was
          just keeping Brad’s privacy and framing his comments in a positive way
          as he often does.
          Thanks for the info from Brad’s fans – here’s to wishful thinking!!
          I wish the best for both of them however it works out

          • Yeah, I suppose that’s exactly what Adam would do so that Brad wouldn’t be the bad guy for breaking up with him, although I hope it was mutual as he said. I would love to see them back together-they seemed so happy and beautiful in all the photos, but ultimately I just hope Adam finds lasting love as he seems to want.

  31. I SMELL TRIPLE PLATINUM….WHAT’ YOUR OPINION????

  32. dainty says:

    I have stopped measuring Adam’s success or potential for successes by just any platinum or gold or by any award from any award giving body. The way he is touching lives is immeasurable. No one can cry and sing at the same time, like Adam can. His voice is impossibly high. I wonder at the tenacity and elasticity of his vocal cords. “CAN’T LET YOU GO” is a song of grief, and for me a PAIN that I need. Sometimes I can be so caught up in work, that I’m in danger of indifference. I need a good cry now and then. In the midst of illness, disease, pain, suffering and death —– I could get numb. I should have the feelings to make me impassioned and motivated. Well, thanks to Adam, I could strike a balance as a physician and as an artist. The latter is more for me a celebration from the confines of the former — an, ” I wanna’ break free, and you know be wild once in a while”.

  33. patricia Pearce says:

    is there a way to find out which concerts will have Adam’s dancers? I do not want to attend a concert where they perform as they distract me enormously. I discovered I was on target when assuming they were long time friends of Adam and I know his loyalty has moved him to give them great opportunities, but it’s at his expense. Why doesn’t someone let him know that many of his fans would rather just have him and his bank?
    Will the dancers be in Royal Oak, Michigan? I was thinking of flying north for that concert.
    Thank you.

  34. With Adam coming from a theatrical community fhe past ten years, it makes sense his friends are in the same business. It says a lot when you are rising to the top and don’t forget those old friends who supported you. Actually I think dancers add a certain flair. which is not noticable on smaller stage. The Glam Nation is about flair. I listen all the time to the Japanese CD, had Voodoo, Next Generation, etc. Guess I’ll buy the UK version when it’s available to get “Can’t Let You Go. Put all my other CD’s in a case–only problem I want the newer ones in both my car and at home and have just the one newer version. I do believe I have lost my mind–can’t find any other explanation!