Adam Lambert is on the cover of the summer issue of Attitude Magazine.
The multi platinum selling artist is currently working on new solo material and will also be on the road with Queen this summer for an European Tour, followed by their newly announced The Crown Jewels Las Vegas residency.
Amidst his busy schedule, Adam took some time out to speak to Attitude about his partnership with Queen, his highly anticipated solo music, expressing his sexuality and more.
On his new solo music:
“Obviously Queen really inspired me. I don’t think this album is genre-specific. I think there are a lot of different influences on it. There’s rock, there’s FUNK, there’s soul, there’s disco, Seventies singer-songwriter pop and some Eighties flavours, too. That being said, there are a lot of modern influences as well, so it’s sort of a fusion.”
On taking advice from Queen:
“To be myself and not to try to emulate Freddie. At first I would try to hit the same notes and runs, then I learned to just sing the songs as they work for me, and in my style.”
On Freddie Mercury being ‘closeted’:
“I don’t know how “in the closet” Freddie actually was. I mean it was like another time where it was just taboo to even discuss it in the media. I think it might have been interpreted as him being tongue-in-cheek, but he sort of owned it from the get-go. There were interviews where they were asking if he was gay and he was like, “Yeah as a daffodil… gay as a daffodil.” And I don’t know if they thought because he was being flippant about it that he wasn’t being serious. But he never really said, “No, I’m not.”
On expressing his sexuality in the music industry:
“It has never been: “These are the rules.” It’s more about the struggle and the stress of what will and will not connect, and that has changed since I started out : As a pop artist you want people to relate to you and then at some point I had to just balance all of that out with who I actually am, as an artist, as somebody who wants to express himself.”
Adam’s full interview with Attitude Magazine can be found in the summer issue, which is available in shops or online now.