Talented singer and songwriter Adam Barta has had a very successful year in comedy along with having multiple appearances on the Howard Stern show and releasing viral music videos and songs with tabloid star Patricia Krentcil aka “Tan Mom” also Jonah Falcon, Angelina Pivarnick from the MTV hit reality show “Jersey Shore”, Sydney Leathers and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star, Pandora Boxx. However, Adam is going to put the comedy aside – well, sort of – so he can return to his dance music roots with a powerful new single and music video, “Superficial”. The song marks his first solo dance music song since his 2010 Top 20 Billboard hit, “Give Yourself Up”, also with Kathy Sledge, which was recently featured in the Don Jon movie soundtrack.
And of course, there is also a wicked cool music video to go along with it, which Adam hopes will go viral like hot cakes all over the web. It features him in a fairytale setting with none other than RuPaul’s Drag Race season one star, Rebecca Glasscock aka Javier José Rivera Nieves, will be playing a role as a wicked queen! In a reverse darker take on “Snow White”, Adam is drawn through the looking glass into a forest of nymphs (mainly scantily clad sexy guys and girls) also happily dancing around while wicked queen Glasscock looks on. After eating her poison apple, he’s awakened by true love’s kiss, the ending will leave you scratching your head for sure…
Also featured in the “Superficial” video (shown above) is the reigning “Ms. New York America”, Michele Herger and also Adam’s last pairing with Drag Race star Pandora Boxx for a duet parody of the George Michael and Aretha Franklin song “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me” as “You Seemed Shady to Me”, proved to be very fruitful for Adam as the single cracked the top 50 on the iTunes comedy chart.
“Superficial” was written by Charlie Mason, who also had co-wrote the single “Fail”, which hit #1 on iTunes music charts in Sweden. The song was also produced and co-written by Richard Hymas and Rob Curti. The “Fairytale” music video was directed by Syuji Honda for Pure Soul Productions, who did Adam’s “Q&A” music video back during 2012 that also featured comedian Lisa Lampanelli.
While many people now know Adam for his many comedic antics, like running along the beach with Tan Mom and staging a gay wedding with Angelina in New York’s famous Times Square, Adam has had lots of success with dance pop music before, aside from his Top 20 Billboard dance hit. Adam also had the “#1 Ultimate Sexiest Music Video” on Logo’s “Click List Countdown” with “Standing in the Rain”, his music has been featured on shows like “Real World” and “Bad Girls Club” and been on the playlist of stores across the country like Abercrombie & Fitch and Victoria’s Secret.
During a recent interview Adam revealed, “I really hope this will connect all the fans I have made on the comedy end – which I love – with those who know me for my fun and more ‘serious’ – and I use that word lightly – pop music.”, Adam said. “It’s funny how I get recognized more for Howard Stern now than for some of my songs which landed me on the charts, and I’m not complaining. I want to leverage it all to really give people the full picture of who I am as an artist, and I think this song will start taking me to that place. This is only the beginning.”
Who will Adam duet with next? Only time will only tell. But we know for sure that he is on a trajectory that is really unique and as Howard Stern has said before is carving a “niche” for himself that none have done before. We think Adam will make it big time!