Adam Lambert has released a statement responding to the release of pre-Idol songs from Hi-Fi Recordings. The songs are songwriter demos he recorded for hire. He can’t be too happy this material is going to be out there ahead of his big post-Idol debut. Kinda sucks for Adam:
“Back in 2005 when I was a struggling artist, I was hired as a studio singer to lend my vocals to tracks written by someone else. I was broke at the time and this was my chance to make a few bucks, so I jumped at the opportunity to record for my first time in a professional studio. The work I did back then in no way reflects the music I am currently in the studio working on. I’m thrilled to be working with some of today’s hottest songwriters and producers and can’t wait for people to hear what my music really sounds like.”
Here’s a self-serving statement from the CEO of Hi-Fi:
John Hecker, CEO of Hi Fi Recordings, said the tracks were recorded in 2007 and 2008 before Lambert’s rise on the popular Fox singing competition. The album will be titled “On with the Show.””We were presented with a business opportunity, ” said Hecker. “We accepted because Wilshire Records had a long working relationship with Adam, and it resulted in excellent music that they had the rights to. The music has an audience, and it deserves to be heard. I think it’s great music. At the end of the day, from my perspective, we’re really helping Adam.”
Really? Releasing a bunch of half-assed garbage demos ahead of Adam’s all-important debut CD is helping him? I want what Hecker’s on. Or maybe not.
I mean, if even Ryan Seacrest and Perez Hilton assumed the song was a brand-new cut, what’s the rest of the record-buying public going to think?