Adam Lambert dropped by The Talk on CBS to promote his EP, Velvet: Side A. After a chat, he closed the show with a performance of his single “Superpower.”
C0-host Marie Osmond called Velvet: Side A “amazing,” noting the EP’s 70’s vibe. Adam revealed he’ll be releasing the set on vinyl, and that his old-school father can’t wait. Carrie Ann Inaba wondered about the genesis of the song “Superpower.” Adam shared that like himself, his fans are outsiders. “That’s something that I noticed over the years on social media.” Adam continued, “I wanted to write an anthem for anybody that’s having a bad day that feels they’re being told that they are not enough, or not allowed, or not supposed to do something.” He hopes the song helps his fans feel “liberated, free and proud.”
It’s been a decade since Adam competed on American Idol season 8. The singer remembers how scary it was to quit his regular gig in The Wicked ensemble to participate on the show. Back in those days, contestants had to quit EVERYTHING before they were eligible to compete. “It was like a leap of faith,” he says. “I just trusted my gut.”
Adam tours with Queen as their front man, and he talked about the difference between fronting the band and touring solo. “With Queen, it’s these songs everybody knows. The audience is full of nostalgia, we have all ages there, everyone is singing every word,” he said. “I feel like I’m of service. I get to celebrate Freddie Mercury, I get to let the fans and these guys do their thing.” Adam described his solo performances as “my stories, my music that I created, my baby.”
Adam also talked about celebrating the holidays with his family. His mother’s side had a huge Thanksgiving celebration where they actually picked a movie and FILMED A PARODY! They’d all watch it together after dinner. He swore that’s how he got bit by the showbiz bug. He’ll be appearing on the CBS Home for the Holidays special on Dec. 22.
Watch Adam Lambert on The Talk. After the interview, Adam performs “Superpower.”