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Adam Lambert: 'I still feel like an outsider in the music industry'

'Trespassing' superstar Adam Lambert has revealed that feeling like 'an outsider' in the music industry works in his favour as it allows him to be challenged and gives him a 'stronger point of view'.

During an interview with Wire magazine, Lambert was asked about a quote he gave to Pressparty back in 2012 about being a "post-gay man in a pre-gay industry" and explained that he still feels alienated in a way, but it doesn't hold him back:

"I still sometimes feel like an outsider in the music industry, but I suppose that gives me a stronger point of view as an artist. I’ve always felt a bit alienated. It’s what makes me who I am. I’m proud to represent something alternative to the status quo. In Pop, that’s both a challenge and a privilege."

The 'Never Close Our Eyes' hitmaker also admitted that while he's thrilled at his commercial success, he would rather measure it in 'happiness' than celebrity status: "Success is relative − I may have my career highs and lows, but all of it is an amazing step up from where I was five years ago. I am my own boss and I get to do what I love as a career. I feel very fortunate and I plan to keep measuring success in the happiness I get to share with my family, friends and fans."

When asked what's next for him, Lambert said that he will perform a live set at the Miami Beach Gay Pride festival this weekend (April 13-14) and added: "I’m working on a few different projects. I’m very excited about Life Ball in Vienna in May. If you aren’t familiar, look it up − it’s a huge spectacle of a fundraiser."





Check out a recent interview with Lambert here: