Adam Lambert vs. Taylor Swift – Sound Off
Congrats again to Adam Lambert and his loyal Glamberts! The 'American Idol' alum has won our Sound Off yet again with his song 'Better Than I Know Myself,' with his most recent victory over newcomer Lana Del Rey giving him four consecutive wins. If Lambert wins again this weekend, he will be inducted into the Sound Off Hall of Fame! However, he will have to beat Taylor Swift and her new single 'Safe & Sound,' which she recorded with folk duo the Civil Wars for 'The Hunger Games' soundtrack.
Lambert's 'Better Than I Know Myself' is a midtempo love ballad that boasts romantic reflective lyrics, dreamy keys, sharp and heavy drums, and whirring synth that pulls the entire tune together. Lambert's high-pitched voice is full of emotion on the track, as well.
Conversely, Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars keep things simple on the organic track 'Safe & Sound.' Swift and the duo harmonize beautifully on 'Safe & Sound,' with lyrics that speak to the dangers outside one's door. The track continuously builds, with the guitar strumming becoming more intense towards the end of the song before battle-esque snares begin to find their way onto the tune.
Which song do you like more? Vote for either Adam Lambert's 'Better Than I Know Myself' or Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars' track 'Safe and Sound.' The voting poll closes on Jan. 17 at 8AM ET.
Listen to Adam Lambert, 'Better Than I Know Myself'
Listen to Taylor Swift, 'Safe & Sound' Feat. the Civil Wars
Rules of ‘Sound Off’:
There’s only one rule for our ‘Sound Off’ series: If a song remains the reigning champ for five straight days, it is retired to PopCrush’s ‘Sound Off’ Hall of Fame. With tons of great tracks coming out everyday day, we have to give other artists a chance to win!