Adam Lambert Discusses ‘Trespassing’, Queen & More: The Idolator Interview

It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Adam Lambert, one of the most exciting artists to blast onto the pop scene in the last few years. Adam’s 2009 album, For Your Entertainment, was one of the best debuts from an American Idol alum ever, but it’s his highly personal sophomore LP Trespassing that may finally prove to the masses that the man affectionately known as Glambert could be pop’s newest leading man.

It’s been some time since we had a nice long chat with Adam, and we had a lot to catch up on. During our exclusive interview with the singer, we touched on his creative process while crafting Trespassing, his favorite songs, and as for all those rumors about him touring with Queen… well, just see for yourself. Hop below for our one-on-one with the glorious glam guy.

Though Adam co-wrote many of the songs that appear on his debut album, he’s even more involved this time around. “I really wanted to be in control of it artistically, and [the label RCA] respected that,” said Lambert of his new album. “And once we decided we were on the same page, they said okay, you can creatively direct this thing – you can executive produce it.”

During our interview, Adam explains that he released “Better Than I Know Myself” as the album’s lead single in order to “connect emotionally” with his audience, and “give them something vocal” that also says something real. (However, he promises single #2 will have people wanting to get up and dance!)

Like a proud father, he couldn’t pick a particular song as his favorite, though he did have some moving words about his emotional ballad “Outlaws Of Love”, which was inspired by the gay rights movement. “We have a struggle and an uphill climb as a community to deal with our lives and the public and how we relate to everybody else,” said Adam. “Hopefully there is a shred of hope in it, and hopefully when people listen to it, it makes them feel a certain amount of catharsis, and they feels better after listening to it. It’s like a release.”

And though he plays coy in our interview regarding those Queen rumors, they are rumors no more — Adam officially confirmed he’ll be joining the rock band at the Sonisphere music festival this July — read all about it here.

Will you be picking up Adam’s sophomore LP this “Mapril”? Tell us on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below.

  • Googler

    Oh yay, I heart Adam Lambert! Definitely looking forward to his album.

  • Sharon Miller Sullivan

    Thank you for this great interview with Adam such really good questions. You asked if we will be picking up Adam’s sophomore album this MaApril? Are u kidding? I’ve bought a few for myself and will gift some more to family, friends and charity. I’ve never been this excited about any musicians music in my life but this new album of Adam’s I know will be the best pop album of the past 20+ years.

  • Kaoru Orihara

    So looking forward to Trespassing! Can’t wait to buy it!

  • Felicia

    I’ve already ordered TRESPASSING and cannot wait. When it was postponed, I was disappointed, but I know Adam wants to make it perfect, surprise, surprise, and it is our duty to give him the time and space to do that.

  • musicfan

    Thanks for your interview! I can’t wait to hear ALL of the songs on “Trespassing” – “Shady” sounds really funky & hot & fun, I want to hear the studio version of “Outlaws of Love,” the acoustic live versions I’ve heard are beautiful & heart-breaking, “Underneath” sounds like a really sad song, but I bet it’s beautiful, and “Naked Love” sounds intriguing as well – I am really looking forward to ALL of them! Oh yeah, can’t forget the title track “Trespassing” that Pharrell co-wrote & produced – we heard some of that one acoustically & it knocked my socks off already, I’m sure the album version will be crazy good! When will MAYPRIL get here?!!!!! Leave it to Adam to invent his own month for album #2 release! ha! Love him!

  • Martha Montes-Ciccone

    Oh YES, I heart Adam Lambert! I’ve purchased (pre-order) two for myself and will gift some more to family.

  • Lily

    I only like his new single when it is sung accoustically.. Sorry… but I will defintely buy his album to listen to his dance songs and other more personal songs…

  • Kala

    That’s how I feel too, Lily. I’m looking forward to single #2 and the rest of his cd.

  • Barb

    Definitely buying his album. In fact I can’t wait! Guy is amazingly talented & super nice.

  • Susan Clark

    I’ve already purchased my copy of Adam Lambert’s new album, Trespassing (Deluxe), on I’m so excited and anxious to get my copy when it’s released.

  • Dee

    Great interview which again showcased what an intelligent, articulate an caring person Adam Lambert is . . . . add to this his awesome talent and it is no wonder that we love him so much. I will certainly be buying Tresspassing.

  • Allysa

    Why are all the g*y ones the hottest?