Adam Lambert's Debut Album Details
Adam Lambert devotees must be nearing the fever pitch of their excitement. Next month fans will finally be able to feast their ears on the American Idol runner-up’s first full-length album.
The sexy gay rocker, who came out in Rolling Stone earlier this year, spilled details on what to expect from his CD to Entertainment Weekly. He cited the Killers and Muse as influences and described the still-untitled album as follows: "as if a '70s time capsule blasted off into space and you're watching it through a holographic filter. That's my big vision."
"Glam is back, motherfuckers," Lambert proclaimed.
Glam will be back and sounding prolifically promising, thanks to Lambert's collaborations with some music industry titans on several tracks. One such track, titled "What Do You Want From Me?" was penned by Pink along with Max Martin, and in Lambert's opinion, "it works on a relationship level, but I also relate to the sense of talking to the public. Like, 'This whole thing's a little freaked out, but please have faith in me, because I won't disappoint you.' "
There's also a song he wrote with Idol judge and Lamb-fan Kara DioGuardi. It has a "Gary Glitter/T.Rex-type empowerment lyric. You're not gonna find love and happiness unless you let your hair down and strut your stuff," he explained of the tune aptly titled "Strut." Another fine female who collaborated with Lambert was the legendary Linda Perry, who wrote "Loaded Smile" with the Idol alum. "It's a bit dark," Lambert said of the Perry ditty. "With all the vocals in falsetto, it feels like you're floating in space."
The trippy release will span several genres, and Lambert makes no apologies for it being hard to categorize by today's pop standards. "I don't think an album has to have one sound. ... I don't like boxing myself into a genre," Lambert asserted. "But if I had to pick one major style, the classic-rock stuff is where I was most comfortable on the show -- or at least that's what people saw me as the most. I wanna rock, I want people to dance, I want people to cry, I want people to smile and laugh. I wanna play dress-up!"
Rumors are floating around that Lambert may appear on an Oprah segment soon to reveal more about his album and himself as an artist.
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