Adam Lambert is about to embark on a new era with his third studio album, The Original High. It’s his first offering since leaving RCA Records over creative differences and signing with his new label. I can’t wait for the lead cut, “Ghost Town,” to drop on April 21. The slinky Max Martin-produced track will undoubtedly be huge club hit.
The 33-year-old singer talks about his new album, singing with Queen, advancing gay rights in the music industry with Hunger. Lambert also poses for a stunning broody fashion editorial snapped by Rankin for the publication. Check out more photos and quotes below.
On The “Ghost Town”
“The first single feels like the perfect introduction to The Original High. It establishes itself in a very earthy, vulnerable way and transforms into a hypnotic dream full of surreal imagery and set to a minimal yet massive deep house beat. The hook will worm its way into your ears after the first listen. Get ready!”
On His Initial Thoughts To Sing With Queen
“I was honoured and excited – and then the fear reared its ugly head. I thought, “yikes I don’t want to be compared to the incredible Freddie Mercury”. Who would? He’s a god in my book. I knew I could handle the songs but it would be a tricky balance between making them my own, and keeping their original integrity. At the end of the day, I chose to accept the challenge in hopes that it would lead to a growing experience. I’m very glad I did. I feel creatively revived and inspired.”
On Feeling Responsible To Advancing Gay Rights In Music
“I think there’s a simple power in being unapologetic and open about who and what you are and not letting it prevent you from getting what you want. In that way, I think I’ve made a statement. My wish is for gay to become less of a label, and more of just one of many great colours in the collective box of humanity. I’m not a separatist. I’m all inclusive.”
For more, head over to HungerTV.com.