All’s not what it seems in the mind of Adam Lambert.

The Ray Kay-directed clip for “Better Than I Know Myself,” the lead single off of Lambert’s upcoming sophomore record Trespassing, takes us on a split-screen tour of Lambert’s psyche, revealing a fiery duel of emotions: A little bit of darkness, a little bit of light. Some angel, some devil. The good and the bad. One can’t exist without the other–it’s the yin and the yang, ya dig?

Gorgeously shot, brilliantly acted (the liquor-guzzling shots of Lambert are particularly venomous), “Better Than I Know Myself” is undoubtedly his finest work to date. Kudos to you, Adam!

“Better Than I Know Myself” was released on December 20. (iTunes)