Adam Lambert opens up about the creative control he had on 'Trespassing'
Vocal powerhouse Adam Lambert has opened up about the creative control he found himself in possession of on his brand new album, 'Trespassing'.
The 'Whataya Want From Me' superstar boldly stepped into the role of executive producer while working on his new material and told Billboard.com that while it was a challenge, he wanted to show the world that he isn't just the product of a televised talent contest:
"That's why I've been so obsessed and neurotic about it and why I wanted to be the executive producer and co-write a lot of it," Lambert explained. "This is a big make-or-break thing for me, especially for someone who comes off of 'Idol'."
"I did have a hit, which was great. That was one big step. Now what? Is that going to be it? Am I a one-hit wonder? So I wanted to get really involved in the process to make sure I was doing everything I could to create a great album, And I think I did."
'Trespassing', which is due to be released in the USA on May 15 and will follow in the UK on July 2, is Lambert's sophomore offering and he admitted that he feels secure as an artist now as he's established his sound so was able to be a lot more personal with this record:
"Going into album two, I know who I am as an artist now. The last time I felt like I had to do all this stuff to prove something. With ['Trespassing'] it's a bit more like, 'Oh, that's a dope song. That's a cool melody. That's a cool groove. That's a cool song.' Not, 'Look how high I can sing that note 30 or 40 times in one song.'"
He also spoke briefly about the lyrical content of 'Trespassing' and revealed that the songs embody his current social scene, adding:
"I wanted it to reflect my social scene, not just what I knew my fans were going through. So I'm writing about my gay friends-you know, going out and getting laid. I'm in a relationship right now, so I'm exploring monogamy and a serious thing, which is really cool. But I was single before that and there's a lot of joy in that, too. So there are songs about going out and getting freaky."
Watch his stunning acoustic performance of 'Never Close Our Eyes' below:
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