Sure, Adam Lambert might have only signed with American Idol stud farm 19 Entertainment a few weeks ago, but his debut album is apparently coming out… soon? Well, no, not exactly. On With The Show, which is set for release later this summer, is indeed a collection of recordings by Lambert. But the 11-song album is a semi-unauthorized collection of material the theatrical Idol runner-up recorded in the middle of this decade, way before he had his Ecstasy-fueled Burning Man epiphany that led him into millions of American homes. Those technicalities aren’t stopping Wilshire Recordings, which is putting the album out in conjunction with Hi Fi Recordings, from releasing the first single from the album tomorrow–and letting people know via press release that Lambert actually had a hand in writing eight of the 11 songs on the disc. Can you picture Adam writing something like the super-inspirational “Want,” which is located after the jump?
As you might expect, Adam had something to say about the release of this material, which many people were believing was from his actual post-Idol album:
“Back in 2005 when I was a struggling artist, I was hired as a studio singer to lend my vocals to tracks written by someone else. I was broke at the time and this was my chance to make a few bucks, so I jumped at the opportunity to record for my first time in a professional studio. The work I did back then in no way reflects the music I am currently in the studio working on. I’m thrilled to be working with some of today’s hottest songwriters and producers and can’t wait for people to hear what my music really sounds like.
The president of one of the record companies putting out the album fired back with his own press release, which notes that Adam might actually be able to Make Money Relatively Fast, this morning:
Hi Fi Recordings CEO John Hecker, who in addition to artists listed above previously signed Avril Lavigne, Spacehog and Marvelous 3, states, “As fans of Adam’s work ourselves, it is a top priority to us that Adam shares in the success of this music. Hands down, “Want” is one of the biggest radio smashes I have heard in a long time and the album will contain more of the same. We’re thrilled to see that fans on message boards across the internet overwhelmingly agree that the song is a hit with them. As a prelude to Adam’s Fall album, we’re thrilled to be able to share the music of “ON WITH THE SHOW,” which Wilshire Records put so much time into developing with the artist.”
Even if that artist doesn’t want to show off that developmental stage!
Adam Lambert – Want [YouTube]
Adam Lambert Releases a Statement On the Release of his Pre-Idol Recordings [MJ]