There’s a new press release announcing the release of Adam Lambert’s pre-Idol single, “Want” to iTunes tomorrow.
The press blurb claims Adam wrote the majority of the songs on the album, and describes a scenario that has Adam spending the last 3 years working with Wilshire Records’ producers and writers to record an album for release eventually.
If Adam co-wrote songs on the album, then it’s a little more complicated than Adam merely cutting demos as a singer for hire as he claimed in a recent statement. It could be he cut his own demos to shop around to record labels. But we won’t know the answer unless Adam’s camp decides to release another statement…
UPDATE: MTV reports that neither Adam, RCA or 19 will attempt to block the release. From what I’m hearing, Hi Fi has all their ducks in a row…
The much-discussed new single, “Want” by Adam Lambert will be available on iTunes beginning June 23rd, 2009. The song comes from a full album entitled On With The Show, which will be released by Hi Fi Recordings/Wilshire Records this summer. The vast majority of songs on the album were co-written by Lambert, in fact; eight tracks of the forthcoming eleven song album were penned by the artist. …Want was produced by Malcolm Welsford with additional production by Mark Endert (Maroon 5, The Fray, Fiona Apple).
On With The Show is drenched in Lambert signature sound and style. It is part of the more than two albums’ worth of material he recorded with production and publishing company Wilshire Records over the course of their three year relationship. Before any other major entity, producer Malcolm Welsford and his independent label, Wilshire, recognized Lambert musical gift and nurtured and supported his development. Both in the studio and as a writer, Adam honed his craft with the help of the producers, who also wholeheartedly encouraged Lambert to pursue his Idol opportunity.
Adam’s success on the show allowed America to see what Wilshire Records always believed – his meteoric rise to prominence was no fluke, it came from years of hard work and talent.
Partner label, Hi Fi Recordings, also an independent label and home to Idol alumn Melinda Doolittle, Smashmouth, Todd Rundgren. Dionne Warwick, and Donny & Marie (Osmond), is known for their unconventional and artist-friendly partnerships and profit splits. On With The Show is the first release in an overall deal between Wilshire and Hi Fi to develop other Wilshire artists and collaborate on new releases.
The decision to release On With The Show was made after the Hi Fi team heard and was blown away by the quality of the content.
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.”
Hi Fi President and music publishing veteran, John Titta will also be heavily involved in working Adam material for sync licensing.