Adam Lambert New Album’s “Darker More Grounded Vibe” (PHOTOS)


Adam Lambert talks about touring as the front man with the legendary band, Queen, and his forthcoming 3rd studio album, The Original High. The first single, “Ghost Town” is duo out on April 21.

The American Idol season 8 alum sat for a series of beautiful portraits with the renowned photographer, Rankin. Click to check out the interview and gallery of photos at

Here’s what Adam had to say about his upcoming single and album.

Speaking of your new album, The Original High, how is it different to your previous material??
This album was executive produced by Max Martin and Shellback and they helped me keep a very cohesive sound and mood throughout. Sonically it feels more contemporary than my previous material. It’s definitely pop but not bubblegum. We have avoided camp and theatrics and have favoured a darker, more grounded vibe, and at the same time, it will make you dance! Lyrically, it’s very very personal, the album has an overall bittersweet feel to it. Vocally, I think it’s my most tasteful, sophisticated work to date. With Max’s guidance, I approached a lot of it with more restraint than in the past. Instead of being overly specific, most of the songs are more esoteric and so they’re open to interpretation. I’m curious to hear about the individual meaning that people find in the songs dependent on their own situation.

The first single feels like the perfect introduction to The Original High. It establishes itself in a very earthy, vulnerable way and transforms into a hypnotic dream full of surreal imagery and set to a minimal yet massive deep house beat. The hook will worm its way into your ears after the first listen. Get ready!

The Original High is due out later this year on Warner Brothers Records.


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