Adam Lambert Covers ‘Client’ Magazine, Talks New Music & LGBTQ Pop

Mike Nied | September 11, 2018 12:32 pm

Adam Lambert sizzles on the latest edition of Client magazine. The 36-year-old is as fashionable as ever in the photoshoot with Aitor Santome. On the black-and-white cover he delivers a smoldering look. The other photos are even more striking. Posing in front of a lush cityscape, he is impeccably dressed and chicly styled. The accompanying interview includes some exciting details about the arrival of new music. Fans have been anticipating a follow-up to 2015’s The Original High. And it sounds like the wait is almost over.

“I’ve been waiting a long time to release new music, but I wanted to spend time on it to ensure that it was exactly what I wanted it to be, and also that everything was set up in the right way,” Adam explained. He also alluded to the sonic direction, promising that he was exploring new territory. “It’s different from anything I have done previously – I didn’t feel tied to a trend or a genre and explored a lot more, so I think people might be surprised! I’m at a place where I really feel clear about who I am and what I stand for and I think that’s going to reflect in the music.”

The gay icon also reflected on the growing LGBTQ presence in the recording industry. This year in particular has seen a handful of seminal releases from the likes of Hayley Kiyoko, Troye Sivan, Kim Petras and, most recently, MNEK, leading to the “Curious” siren labeling the year “20gayteen.” Adam opened up about the shifting landscape and how things have changed since his debut. “10 years ago, there weren’t many openly gay pop artists, and in a lot of ways people weren’t ready and I got backlash when I wasn’t really expecting it – I was just being myself and of course sometimes you do these things to prove a point more than anything,” he said.

“Now though, there’s so many pop artists who are proud of their sexuality and the sheer number of us has improved the landscape.” It will be interesting to see how the “Another Lonely Night” hitmaker will fit into the current landscape. The interview covers a range of additional topics including his time fronting Queen. Scroll through a gallery of pics from Adam’s photoshoot and pick up a copy of Client to read the remainder of his interview here!

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