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Pressparty meets Adam Lambert (part 1)

With the UK release of his second album 'Trespassing' on the horizon, Pressparty were excited to sit down for a chat with superstar Adam Lambert, only days after the singer touched down in London, to discover about the journey the record has taken him on so far.

'Trespassing' is Lambert's sophomore offering and has attracted serious attention around the globe, as well as rave reviews from some of the most well-respected publications in the world. It will officially be released in the UK on July 2.

The most notable milestone he has achieved with this fantastic new body of work is a coveted No.1 position on the Billboard 200 chart in America, and when asked how it felt to be the first openly gay male to have debuted at the top spot on that particular chart, Lambert expressed his pride at the impressive feat:

"I didn’t know that it hadn’t been reached before so I was kind of surprised, but I felt honoured by that. I think it’s a big deal in a way. It’s a big deal about something that shouldn’t be a big deal, which is funny. I think that we’re slowly but surely – we’re progressing in the States, we’re moving towards a more equal kind of post-mentality, but it’s going to take a minute."

He explained that while the subject of sexuality seems to be the focus point for many journalists he speaks to, he doesn't feel as though it's a big deal at all, because he is very open and accepted who he was from a young age: 

"I never really thought much about it after (being) a teenager, after kind of dealing with coming out. Ever since then I’ve been open and it’s not really been a big part of my life. It’s not like a focus for me, I don’t think about being gay and I don’t always talk about being gay. But becoming a celebrity with my success on ‘Idol’ and releasing an album and doing interviews, all of a sudden it’s become one of the most favourite things journalists like to talk about."

Referring to how the media likes to centre interviews around his sexuality, the 'Never Close Our Eyes' sensation added that instead of getting irritated with the lack of focus on his music, he has learned to use the opportunity to promote a positive message:

"I really had to make my peace with how big of a deal it is to them and look at it as a great opportunity to set an example of comfort and honesty and pride, you know?"

The next part of Pressparty's interview with the modern icon and GRAMMY nominee is on its way shortly with audio. You can watch his latest music video below:


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