Adam Lambert has dropped a brand new song, “Feel Something” ahead of his Oscar performance with Queen on Sunday. Co-written with Benedict Cork, Josh Cumbee and produced by Cumbee and Afishin Salman, it is the first song released off the singer’s upcoming album, which will be released through the independent label and distributor EMPIRE.
Earlier this week, the American Idol season 8 alum shared how his struggle with mental health issues inspired “Feel Something” and the rest of the new album:
This was written about me climbing out of the low period, defying my disillusionment, owning my needs, and opening my heart. The life of a bachelor can be a laugh, with plenty of flings, but after awhile it starts to feel empty. Between frustrations with my career and many lost connections, I felt numb—and though I wanted to fall in love, I knew I wasn’t ready. That’s what inspired me to cry out, “I don’t need to feel love, I just want to feel something!” It was in this realization that I took my first step toward self-care and nursing my spirit back to health. This song is the emotional starting point of my new album.
The tracks will chronicle the journey of taking responsibility for my own happiness and strength, and searching for intimacy. Since writing this song, I’ve found the joy I was missing and I’m back in my power. I can’t wait for you to hear more!
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Listen to “Feel Something,” the vulnerable and fearless new song from Adam Lambert, right here. I’m really looking forward to hearing the full album.
The new record will be a followup to Adam’s 2015 Warner Bros Records release, The Original High. The singer’s next gig is fronting Queen for a performance on Sunday’s Academy Awards. This summer, he takes off for another North American tour with the legendary band.