It’s been a long time since we last heard new music from Adam Lambert, however, on Friday (February 22) the artist bared his soul on a powerful new track called ‘Feel Something’.
Written by Adam, Benedict Cork and Josh Cumbee, the poignant track showcases Adam’s vulnerability as he yearns to feel again. The stripped back offering puts the artist’s striking vocals at the forefront, whilst the gospel elements in the latter half heightens every inch of the emotion he delivers.
I don’t need to feel love
I just wanna feel something
If it’s never enough
At least it’s better than nothing
‘Feel Something’ is a song which will resonate with anyone who’s ever felt completely numb or empty, however, it is also a beacon of hope which reminds us that things will get better with time.
Take a listen to ‘Feel Something’ below.
Ahead of the track’s release, Adam shared a candid open letter with his Glamberts in which he spoke out about his battle with his mental health.
Thanking his fans for their ongoing support, he said: “First: Let me offer a most sincere thank you for your patience and continued faith in me. You’ve pushed me to keep going even when I felt discouraged. I love making and performing music, but there have been many times where I’ve had to compromise on my artistic vision, with executives making decisions based on money and not art.
“Don’t get me wrong—I’m VERY proud of my body of work. But I’m coming out of a dark period of second-guessing my own artistry and having my mental health suffer because of it. I started asking myself, “is all this hustle really worth it?” I put all my focus on work and started to feel detached in my personal life. My self worth was suffering, I was lonely, and becoming depressed.”
He went on to say that his work with Queen, along with the support of his colleagues, friends, family and professional help, allowed him to find his light once more. “Luckily, I have also been touring with Queen which recharges me with tons of positive energy. The fans we perform for are so full of love, and Brian May and Roger Taylor are a joy to play music with and always remind me of my value. Together we have collaborated creatively on our tours and this helped me to reaffirm my confidence in my artistry. Working with Queen helped keep my head above water, and I am so grateful to the spirit of Freddie Mercury, who has always inspired me to push ahead boldly.
“With a bit of professional help, and the support of colleagues, friends and family, I pulled myself out of the darkness. I decided to begin my next album on my own so I wouldn’t be influenced by anything but my passion for music. I reached out to fellow writers and artists that I’d met over the years and began booking sessions with them. I wanted to make the music I wanted to make, and to get in the headspace I was in when I first dreamed of being a singer—before playing the industry game started messing with my love for music.
“After the first few songs were written, I began to realize that the only way to get this new project released the way I envisioned it was to change up my team. So I hired a new management company and signed with a new record label. A fresh start!
‘Feel Something’ acts as a preview of Adam’s forthcoming album, and also a gift to his loyal fans. “I wanted to give a gift to you to kick off this new era before I drop my first official single. It’s a preview of the upcoming album—and a song from me to you. It’s called “Feel Something.” This was written about me climbing out of the low period, defying my disillusionment, owning my needs, and opening my heart.
“The life of a bachelor can be a laugh, with plenty of flings, but after a while it starts to feel empty. Between frustrations with my career and many lost connections, I felt numb—and though I wanted to fall in love, I knew I wasn’t ready. That’s what inspired me to cry out, “I don’t need to feel love, I just want to feel something!” It was in this realization that I took my first step toward self-care and nursing my spirit back to health. This song is the emotional starting point of my new album.
“The tracks will chronicle the journey of taking responsibility for my own happiness and strength, and searching for intimacy. Since writing this song, I’ve found the joy I was missing and I’m back in my power. I can’t wait for you to hear more!”
If ‘Feel Something’ is anything to go by, then the new era of music from Adam is set to be his most personal and impactful yet. It takes great strength to be so open within your music and we applaud Adam for wearing his heart on his sleeve and for continuing to be such an honest and inspiring artist.
‘Feel Something’ is available now.