Adam Lambert Releases New Songs Ahead of New EP AFTERS

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Adam Lambert drops ‘LUBE’ and ‘WET DREAM’ ahead of EP AFTERS. Plus ‘Whataya Want from Me’ remix, The Voice Australia

American Idol star Adam Lambert ushers in a bold new era with the announcement of his new EP, AFTERS, set for a July 19 release via The Orchard. Fans can get the first taste of the new project via two songs from the EP, including “LUBE” and “WET DREAM.”

An exploration of sexuality and liberation, AFTERS captures the essence of modern queer culture with pulsating beats and sultry lyrics.

Commenting on the new work, Adam said in a press statement, “Creating AFTERS has been such a liberating experience as I chose to craft an EP of house music that’s unapologetically queer and sex positive. I throw many house parties and my aim was to create a soundtrack inspired by wild nights, giving a voice to our communities’ hedonistic desires and exploits. Feeling more confident than ever, I wanted to get shamelessly raw and real with the listener. AFTERS is meant to make you move, sweat, fantasize and connect!”

Listen to LUBE and WET DREAM

“I’ve watched other artists express this very real, authentic part of themselves over the last few years,” Adam told Billboard in a recent interview. “Now, it’s my turn.”

“I wanted to make a project that felt like the kind of music I listened to with my friends, talking about the things I talk about with my friends,” Adam explained. “Sometimes, things get a little naughty, and I wanted to capture that energy.”

About LUBE: “I actually wrote this song with Vincint and Parson James, and we had a different chorus originally. I walked away with the song, and I was like, ‘That chorus is not really doing it for me.’ So I had the producer take the chorus vocal off of it, leaving it as an instrumental, and I just kept listening to it. I opened the program up and I just started running the track and recording ideas.”

About WET DREAM: “I think the overall impression was really strong. People were surprised by it, because it’s different. It’s a different sound for me, and it really goes off in a way the audience seemed to like. It was so fun to perform live down in Australia — and that’s sort of why we put it out. I really wanted to perform it on stage, especially for Pride Month.”

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Whatya Want From Me remix with original pronouns

Last month, Adam released a remix of his first post-American Idol hit, “Whataya Want From Me.”

The song reimagines Lambert’s 2009 hit, the second single off his debut album For Your Entertainment and the song that earned him a GRAMMY nomination for best male pop vocal performance.

The new “HE-Mix reimplements the pronoun “he” which was replaced with “it” when the song was originally recorded in 2009. “HE messed me up / Need a second to breathe,” Adam sings in this 2024 version to reclaim the pronoun and queerness in his artistry.

“’Whataya Want From Me’ is a song that I hold dear to my heart and its success contributed to me having a platform to speak out in support of queer rights and equality,” Adam said in a press statement. “It’s a beautiful, full circle moment that I’m now able to reclaim it loud and proud with the ‘he’ pronoun to celebrate my community and how far we’ve come, with real representation and a spectrum of vibrant identities flourishing in the music industry. 2009 wasn’t ready for me, 2024 is.”

Adam will serve as a coach on the new season of The Voice Australia airing later this year on channel 7.

Adam will sit alongside new coaches LeAnn Rimes, Kate Miller-Heidke and returning coach Guy Sebastian for the upcoming season of The Voice Australia. Sonia Kruger hosts the new season. See the trailer below.

AFTERS follows Adam’s LP of inspired covers, High Drama, which earned him his fifth top 10 on Billboard’s Album Sales Chart. Adam recently performed for the WeHo Pride weekend in Los Angeles (May 31) at WeHo Pride Presents Friday Night at OUTLOUD, a free outdoor concert courtesy of the City of West Hollywood, which took place at West Hollywood Park.

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