Adam Lambert flaunts his new long locks for a bohemian-inspired shoot for Schön Magazine. It’s 70s psychedelic rock meets Coachella fashuuuun. I wouldn’t mind a few of these pieces under the Christmas tree this holiday.
For the accompanying interview, the 36-year-old American Idol runner-up teases the new direction he’s taking for his forthcoming album. He also chats about the current climate the LGBTQ community is facing.
Check out more pics from the Ben Duggan-snapped fashion spread below, along with a few quotes.
On Balancing Singing With Queen & His Solo Projects
“I’ve never felt like working with Queen has put any sort of a damper on my solo work. I don’t feel as though we can compete with each other. I think that actually, they have coexisted very well, timing wise. The collaboration with Queen is little chunks of time that I go on the road with them, and then I’m done so it’s left me plenty of time to sort of flip-flop into my solo career.”
On New Album’s Theme
“I think there are some general ideas of resilience in the theme. There’s a theme of sort of being in your power. And if you’re not in it, kind of taking it back. Definitely plenty of longing… there’s a sense of longing in searching for intimacy. The search for intimacy and the elusiveness of it.”
On Going Back To Basics
“I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do for a minute, as far as my solo career. Now, I’ve explored some new sounds and some new concepts and I’m on the course to put something out, but it took a second to discover that for myself, for this project…I was just waiting to catch a certain inspiration, you know what I mean? I was really digging, trying to find some authenticity. The most authentic sound and style that I could. I think from the outside looking in, I think the fans, for example, may just think “oh, you’ve done this album and now you can just pop another one out, you know… do it” [laughs] But those of us who are actually making the albums, know it’s not as simple as that. There is the creative process. You can’t really put a time stamp on it and just demand it to happen.”
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