Adam Lambert Wants to "Grab People By the Heart" in "2012" Song "Time for Miracles"

October 13, 2009 9:47 AM ET

A 30-second clip of Adam Lambert's upcoming single "Time for Miracles" from the soundtrack of apocalypse flick 2012 was released this weekend. After previewing the track, it's safe to say the end of the world never sounded so uplifting, as Lambert's vocals soar over a bed of strings and arena-rock guitars. "We wanted to match how epic the film is," Lambert said in a behind-the-scenes video at AOL Moviefone. "We wanted to reach out and grab people by the heart."

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"Time for Miracles" yanks on the heartstrings like the theme from another massive doomsday movie, Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss A Thing" from Armageddon — a song that was nominated for an Academy Award and became one of the biggest hits of the band's career. As Rolling Stone previously reported, Queen's Brian May was "moved to jelly" when he heard "Time for Miracles," writing on his blog, "I have to say I was completely blown away … it's truly sensational. In fact it's so obviously a Number One smash, any bookie would be mad to take bets on it. I am not kidding."

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" 'Time for Miracles' is a great song and perfectly fits the themes of the movie. I was thrilled to record this song for 2012 and I'm glad I had the chance to help create a unique sound for this movie," Lambert said in a statement. The song was produced by Rob Cavallo, who's also been working with Lambert on his November debut album. Just two days ago, Lambert wrote on his Twitter, "Last studio day w Rob Cavallo! Can't wait for everyone to hear our glam rock!!!" According to a recent Ryan Seacrest tweet, Lambert will be performing a new single in full at November 22nd's American Music Awards.

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"Time For Miracles" was written by Eleven's Alain Johannes Moschulski and Natasha Shneider. Sadly, as Rolling Stone reported last year, Shneider, who also played keyboards for Queens of the Stone Age, passed away in July 2008 after a battle with cancer.

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