Adam Lambert's "2012" Song "Time for Miracles" Debuts Early

October 19, 2009 9:36 AM ET

Adam Lambert's first post-Idol single "Time for Miracles" made its unexpected full debut this weekend after it reportedly became available prematurely on the iTunes Store in Italy. As Rolling Stone previously reported, "Time for Miracles" features in upcoming disaster film 2012 and its soundtrack, and the song's music video was set to premiere before screenings of Michael Jackson's This Is It documentary starting October 27th. According to Amazon.com, October 27th is also the day the song becomes available for download in the States, but you can take a listen to "Time for Miracles" on YouTube.

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"We wanted to match how epic the film is. We wanted to reach out and grab people by the heart," Lambert said of "Time for Miracles." On the track, Lambert proves how flexible his pipes truly are, effortlessly shifting from heartfelt, Ryan Adams-esque verses — complete with what sounds like a pedal steel guitar — to swelling arena-rock chorus. Throughout, Lambert's incredible voice, which moved Queen's Brian May "to jelly" when he heard the song this summer, shines through. May also predicted the song would be a "Number One smash."

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The song was produced by Rob Cavallo, who also worked on Lambert's upcoming debut album, out November 23rd (Amazon says the album's release was pushed up one day from November 24th). Lambert is still hard at work on his LP, typing on his Twitter this weekend that he was in the studio with producer Dr. Luke (Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl," Britney Spears' "Circus.") "This album is gonna be Siiiiiiiiiiiick," Lambert previously tweeted.

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