WATCH: Gallavin’s “My Baby Just Cares for Me”

Out jazz singer Gallavin has released his second single and video, a cover of Nina Simone’s classic “My Baby Just Cares for Me.” He’s keeping his buzz afloat as this single comes off Gallavin’s recent RightOut TV nomination for his first video, “Mad About the Boy” in the folk/roots/jazz category (the award went to Brett Every’s “Prince Charming.”). He posted “My Baby” Sunday on YouTube.

Gallavin turns up the pop sensibilities on the track but I’m still figuring out the video. Overall, it’s a romp through the streets celebrating romance, but the domestic abuse drag queen bit kind of stretches. Perhaps you can only do so much in just under three minutes. Otherwise, Gallavin has a commanding voice with personality to spare and pulls the song off ably and ultimately, the video resolves with relatively sweet charm.

Check it after the jump.

—  Rich Lopez

LISTEN: Lambert’s “Better Than I Know Myself”

Although Adam Lambert isn’t releasing his new album Trespassing until early 2012, he’s getting us ready with his first single, “Better Than I Know Myself,” that digitally dropped today.

The track mixes some hard edge with some radio pop sensibilities, but its a good listen and there’s a maturity here that means he’s growing. We’ll have to wait and see how the rest of the album sounds.

Trespassing is set for a March 20 release.

—  Rich Lopez