Glamberts rejoice. A new album from Adam Lambert is on the horizon. The Season Eight American Idol finalist announced on twitter, “My album is called Trespassing,” and told fans to look for it in the spring of 2012.
The title track features a guest appearance by Pharrell Williams whom he co-wrote the song with and refers to the process as a “physical turning point.”
“We had a really long conversation and it was interesting to get his perspective on where I was as a person and as an artist, because he’s someone that doesn’t know me—our lifestyles are very different—but he’s an incredible artist and a very intelligent guy and deep and spiritual as well,” Lambert told Out Magazine.
“So we talked about life and everything that goes with it—about being an artist, about being a person overcoming adversity. And we wrote a song together that I think people are going to be really impressed by. After my session with Pharrell, I started working with some other writers and going in that direction. Going along with the trend of dance music was something I really wanted to go with on the album. I love my fans, and I want to give my fans the songs that they really eat up, but I also want to expand my audience if I can. I want to make some music for my gay brothers and sisters. You know what I mean? I want to make the kind of music I would listen to if I were out in a club.”
Adam promises to drop the title of the first single sometime tomorrow afternoon.
Trespassing follows 2009s critically acclaimed debut For Your Entertainment. In March 2011, Adam released his first live album, Glam Nation Live, the name taken from his first headlining world tour.
Within two years Adam describes his evolution and education in the music industry as nothing less than radical and eye opening.
“No one can really prepare you fully. There were things I was very surprised by and had to learn quickly, and had to learn the hard way,” he says.
“It was definitely a lot to take on. But whenever I would feel overwhelmed or stressed out, the thing that kept me balanced is that I really do appreciate the opportunity I have. If I was a little younger, I wouldn’t have dealt with it so well. I’m 29, and having been in the entertainment industry throughout my entire twenties in Los Angeles, I grew almost, like, a Teflon coating, rather than being a kid from Ohio just jumping into it.
“I think now that I have established who I am and I’ve gotten it out of my system, what’s really important—without denying or downplaying my pride as a gay man—is the music. Looking back, I think the other things trumped the music a little bit. With my new album, what’s exciting is that I’m definitely in the driver’s seat. I’m working with producers and my label directly. I’m not being puppeted around in any way, shape, or form. It’s about the music now.”