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Interview with Adam Lambert in MTV3/Helmi, 06/08/12
This is what attracted Adam Lambert to Sauli – new album inspired by love
Adam Lambert reveals to Helmi that falling in love with Sauli Koskinen inspired him in the writing of his new album, Trespassing. But what was it about the Finnish Big Brother winner that the American musician first fell in love with?
American singer Adam Lambert, 30, tells Helmi all about his new album and the love that inspired it.
According to Adam, Trespassing, which debuted at number 2 on the official Finnish album chart, is fierce and instinctive, but with a touch of funk. He is delighted at the success his new creation is enjoying.
- I'm happy that Finns like my new album! Adam rejoices.
- Over the past couple of years and with this album in particular, I've found my new sound, which I think is really pure me. Of course artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince and George Michael, whose music I listened to when I was growing up in the '90s, have influenced me, so you can probably recognize their legacy in my newest album.
Themes of love and heartbreak
Adam reveals that while many things inspired him in the making of the album, the most important one is love.
- Love was a central inspiration. That's what the album is about. I also processed heartbreak and insecurity through the album. I've always been kind of an outsider, but I'm proud of it. It gives me strength and self-confidence. So there were a lot of themes on the album.
The American singer has been in a relationship with Finnish Sauli Koskinen, 27, for two years. Adam says the relationship is doing well and has changed him.
- Love has given me confidence and security in my professional as life as well, and it inspires me in everything I do.
This is what Adam fell in love with
Adam and Sauli, whom we know from Big Brother Finland, met in Helsinki in 2010, and quickly fell in love.
- There are so many different things about Sauli that I fell in love with, but above all he's so good-looking! He's also funny and honest, Adam says, moved.
The Los Angeles based couple doesn't let cultural differences interfere in their relationship.
- Our relationship doesn't suffer from the fact that we're from different countries. We've learned to focus on what we have in common, not the things that differentiate us.
- We have similar interesting experiences of fame and being on tv. Sauli was on Big Brother, I was on American Idol. We both have had to get used to the idea that everybody recognizes our face. That brings us together.
These are just a few of the hitmakers who appear in the production and songwriter credits of Adam Lambert's sophomore album, "Trespassing." But it's not the impressive roster of collaborators that makes the boldest statement in the credits. It's the forthcoming set's executive producer: Lambert himself.
While it is rare for an artist to executive-produce his or her own release, Lambert, the flamboyant season eight "American Idol" runner-up, insisted on having full creative control of what he admits could be the decisive album of his career, his moment to prove himself as more than a TV-fueled seasonal sensation. "That's why I've been so obsessed and neurotic about it and why I wanted to be the executive producer and co-write a lot of it," he says of "Trespassing," due May 15 on RCA Records/19 Recordings.
"This is a big make-or-break thing for me, especially for someone who comes off of 'Idol,'" he says. "I did have a hit, which was great. That was one big step. Now what? Is that going to be it? Am I a one-hit wonder? So I wanted to get really involved in the process to make sure I was doing everything I could to create a great album." He pauses. "And I think I did."
It's a drastic change from the approach taken with the singer's 2009 debut, "For Your Entertainment," which was hastily recorded during an "American Idol" summer tour in the months following his appearance on the TV show. Despite reaching No. 3 on the Billboard 200, selling 838,000 copies (according to Nielsen SoundScan) and nabbing a top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Whataya Want From Me," the release felt rushed and was mostly a "guessing game" in terms of choosing songs that would properly portray his musical style and connect with fans, Lambert says.
This time around, Lambert, who turned 30 earlier this year, doesn't have to deal with the pressure of churning out an album quickly to capitalize on the promotional momentum of "Idol." He's spent more than a year writing new material and working closely with RCA senior VP of A&R Rani Hancock to bring on other collaborators, including Benny Blanco, Bonnie McKee, Nile Rodgers and Sam Sparro. The result is a 12-song set (the deluxe edition features three bonus tracks) of electro-dance-funk and dark emotional ballads that display a more contemporary pop sound and move away from the theatrical glam-rock and vocal showboating of Lambert's full-length debut.
"He's really made a record that's different than what he made coming off of 'Idol,'" says Dana Collins, one of six artist managers working with Lambert at Los Angeles-based Direct Management Group, which also helms the career of Katy Perry. "You get off that, you're on the treadmill and you jump into the studio and get presented with four dozen songs. You choose the ones you like, record them and tour at the same time. Then you go out and promote that record."
Lambert says the subject matter of "Trespassing" is much more personal than "For Your Entertainment." "I wanted it to reflect my social scene, not just what I knew my fans were going through," he says. "So I'm writing about my gay friends-you know, going out and getting laid. I'm in a relationship right now, so I'm exploring monogamy and a serious thing, which is really cool. But I was single before that and there's a lot of joy in that, too. So there are songs about going out and getting freaky."
Lambert also feels the new album showcases his maturity as an artist. "Going into album two, I know who I am as an artist now," he says. "The last time I felt like I had to do all this stuff to prove something. With ['Trespassing'] it's a bit more like, 'Oh, that's a dope song. That's a cool melody. That's a cool groove. That's a cool song.' Not, 'Look how high I can sing that note 30 or 40 times in one song.'"
RCA's promotional campaign for "Trespassing" includes a heavy push at mainstream and adult top 40 radio, numerous summer radio station concert bookings and a May 17 performance of Lambert's newest single, "Never Close Our Eyes" (co-written by Mars and produced by Dr. Luke), on "American Idol." To superserve Lambert's hardcore fans, known as Glamberts, the label offered preorder deluxe packages of "Trespassing" exclusively through his website, AdamOfficial.com. The most expensive of them-a limited-edition $274.99 boxed set that includes six lithographs, a deluxe version of the CD, a vinyl copy of the album and a behind-the-scenes DVD of Lambert in the studio-sold out the 100 available copies in minutes.
But even with a fan base that reaches many parts of the world, Lambert and his team say that it'll be a challenge releasing a second album without the benefit of having 20 million people seeing him on "American Idol" twice per week for three months. "I'm sure it's going to reflect in things. It's a different climb right now," Lambert says. "It's through the music that I'll have to get on people's radar. Not based on the TV show."
Direct Management Group's Martin Kirkup, whose firm began working with Lambert last summer after the singer's departure from 19 Entertainment, says the process of reintroducing the artist to the marketplace will simply revolve around getting as many eyeballs on him as possible and then allowing the music to speak for itself. That started earlier this year with performances on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Logo's NewNowNext Awards and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
"We feel he has good recognition because of 'American Idol,' but really when you get to your second record everything is starting off fresh. Whatever audience you brought with you from 'Idol,' whatever the perception you have-some of that remains," Kirkup says. "But basically you're now going to thrive or fail based on your own talent or skills. The most important thing we can be doing is getting people to see Adam, whether that's on TV, live or on video."
RCA VP of marketing Nick Pirovano says that Lambert is still very much in the artist development stage. "We're breaking an artist," he says. "We want him to be more than just an 'American Idol,' and that takes time."
But there's still the matter of where Lambert fits into the current musical landscape. Although he performed classic rock songs from Led Zeppelin, U2 and others during his stint on "Idol" and will front upcoming international dates with Queen, the artist mostly identifies himself as a pop act. It's been challenging finding his place in the female-dominated genre, he says.
"There's not a blueprint for me to follow," Lambert says, referencing how Justin Bieber seems to be following a path mapped by Justin Timberlake. "There are female artists I can look at that I find more in common with than the male artists, because they're blending the pop, dance and theatricality . . . but currently there aren't a lot of guys who go there."
RCA hopes to expand on Lambert's pop appeal through radio. Senior VP of promotion Adrian Moreira says the singer's strongest format is adult top 40, whose listeners tend to be females age 18-34. To build on that demographic, Lambert visited mainstream and adult top 40 stations across the country in March to meet with programmers and music directors and perform acoustically for listeners.
"With the first album you're committed so much to stuff around 'Idol' that there wasn't really an opportunity to get him into these stations," Moreira says. Additionally, Lambert will record a live performance in New York on May 15 that will later stream on more than 100 Clear Channel station websites.
The promotional campaign for "Trespassing" began in December with the release of first single "Better Than I Know Myself." Despite some national TV performances that followed the release, the single failed to garner much attention at radio, peaking at No. 18 on the Adult Top 40 chart in late April. Moreira believes the label will have more success with the uptempo "Never Close Our Eyes," which will be supported by performances on "Good Morning America" (May 14) and "American Idol" (May 17). The single goes to stations on May 28.
In lieu of immediately touring behind "Trespassing," Lambert's summer plans include eight North American radio station concerts and six overseas shows singing for Queen. Direct Management Group's Kirkup says the management team wanted to keep the artist's schedule open as press and media opportunities arise in global markets. Lambert cites the Philippines, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the United Kingdom and parts of Scandinavia as international markets where he's had the most success. A proper tour will likely occur at the end of this year or in early 2013. The singer's last North American tour of primarily clubs and theaters in 2010 grossed $2.7 million from 30 concerts that attracted nearly 65,000 people, according to Billboard Boxscore.
Kirkup hopes that the upcoming Queen performances in Russia and Europe expose Lambert to an audience that might not discover him as immediately a pop artist. Lambert notes that there aren't any plans to perform additional concerts with Queen but says he's open to any type of collaboration with the rock band, including recording an album together like Queen + Paul Rodgers' The Cosmos Rocks in 2008.
For now, Lambert is focusing on pushing his career forward with "Trespassing." "There are people in the industry or fans who will look at that statement and say, 'But it's Queen!'" he says. "I know that, and I know it's a big honor. But the most important thing for me is to be authentic. And I'll be the most authentic doing the music I wrote."
Gale Whittington @galechester Pic/Translation via FAN CLUB member Jotah Outlaw: ADAM LAMBERT in Portuguese Mag Quir: In its first edition,... 12:55 AM - 16 Jun 12 via Facebook · Details fb.me/1AC90T33F
Pic/Translation via FAN CLUB member Jotah Outlaw: ADAM LAMBERT in Portuguese Mag Quir: In its first edition, "Qüir" magazine (portuguese magazine about LGBT) talks about our Adam Lambert and his new album, "Trespassing"
[Trespassing, Adam Lambert's second album, is launched in May 15th, two months after the the first announced release date. This album features the collaboration of important names in music in its production, such as Pharrell Williams, Dr. Luke, Nile Rogers, Sam Sparro, Claude Kelly and Bruno Mars, which is the author of one of the songs.
According to Lambert, the new album reflects the two last years of his life: "It was a transforming period and I really wanted to create a music from what I lived. All the songs explore with honesty the highs and lows of my reality".
"Never Close Our Eyes", "Naked Love" and "Cuckoo" are three singles that complete the new work of the american singer and that can be listened a little bit all over the internet].
Sound: Adam's first album, "For You Entertainment" was purely pop rock, mainstream for radio airplay, quickly released after "AI". This is album sounds like a flashback to the 80's, with the first five tracks a combination of many pop and rock groups of yesteryear, but with the updated sound and lyrics to bring the style back into popularity. The second half of the album is made up mostly of ballads, but the haunting music and desperate lyrics along with Adam's multi-octave voice keep you long after the last note fades.
The Deluxe Edition contains three bonus tracks, "Runnin'", "Take Back", and "Nirvana", which all deserve a listen. // 10
Lyrics and Singing: The lyrics for this album are very creative, and get the point of each song across easily, without wasting words, and leaving many up to interpretation. Many of the songs describe overcoming challenges, and not being afraid to show yourself, or let someone else in. This album is a fantastic way for a listener to really understand and relate to the artist, unlike most of today's albums.
One of my favorite songs off of the album, Outlaws of Love, most certainly talks about Adam Lambert's sexuality, and acceptance of yourself and true love, no matter what anyone else thinks. In the song, he sings "tears all fall the same, we all feel the rain, we can't change," then goes on to: "we're always on the run; they say we'll rot in hell, well, I don't think we will. They've branded us enough, outlaws of love". It's a powerful ballad that I think everyone should listen to at least once. Enough said about the lyrics.
The album also shows off Adam's powerful, multi-octave voice, and although he's said publically that the songs aren't "about how many times I can hit one high note over and over" he manages high notes that would send many artists over the edge. Trespassing shows off another side of his voice that was unable to be captured and fully realized in the first album, both high and low, in perfect pitch. Listen to "Runnin'" and you'll understand what I mean. // 10
Impression: It would be hard to compare it to most albums available in recent years, but I will say that it's a rare talent to find. I would definitely buy it again. It's catchy and addictive, but can tear at your heart at the same time. I was surprised at how far it strayed from "For Your Entertainment", but I think even those who disliked the first album may find some enjoyable tracks from "Trespassing". // 10
We have a special edition of “American Idol” notes for you on this Saturday night, and it’s all coming to us courtesy of Adam Lambert.
On what was technically early Sunday morning local time, Adam (who has been enjoying his time in the United Kingdom doing promo work for much of the week) stopped by the London location of the club G-A-Y in order to perform a six-song setlist that was strictly songs off of his sophomore album “Trespassing.” Based on what our sources are saying, this was the performance order for the event (which lasted about half an hour): 1. Trespassing 2. Kickin’ In 3. Shady 4. Naked Love 5. Cuckoo 6. Never Close Our Eyes
All reports are that it was an electric (and thoroughly engaging) performance — and really the only wish here was there were more than six songs. (But then again, don’t we always want more?) It was not the first time Adam has stopped by G-A-Y, as he last did so to perform some tracks off of “For Your Entertainment” back in 2010.
Check back later in the night, as we’ll have videos from the performances as soon as they are available online. Were you there for the performance — and if so, what did you think? We’ll also have a full “Idol” notes again come Sunday morning, so stay tuned!
Update: We now have some full videos coming to us via YouTube! (NOTE: See Videos From MRLOOOCH Above)
Giving his audience another great performance, Adam Lambert was seen taking the stage at G-A-Y Nightclub in London, UK on Saturday night (June 9).
Wearing one of his usual eclectic and wild outfits, the former "American Idol" contestant sported knee high black boots, a black blazer and cheetah print shirt while he took to the mic for the packed club.
Looking forward to his upcoming night out, the “Trespassing” singer took to his Twitter page writing, “So excited for the late night G-A-Y club performance on Saturday here in London. You're gonna feel it Kickin In boys!”
As previously reported by GossipCenter, the 30-year-old also joined fellow singer Leona Lewis earlier in the week to perform at the Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity concert, which helps make wishes comes true for seriously ill children in the UK aged 3-18.
Adam Lambert rocked the house in London, England at the G.A.Y. nightclub where he describes the evening on Twitter as 'Magical'. He was super excited to be doing the show there and judging from my Twitter friends who watched and all the other commentary the show was epic.
He's made history by being the first openly gay singer to make the top of the Billboard 200 chart with his Trespassing album, knocking off Carrie Underwood in the process.
We have photos of him and boyfriend Sauli Koskinen hitting up the Cirque du Soir club.
UPDATE: June 11, 2012: Lawd help me. I've added 34 new pics my fellow Glamberts and they are AMAZING!!!!!! Enjoy!!
Adam Lambert last night wowed London audiences with an electric set at club night G-A-Y.
The American Idol finalist took to the stage in the early hours of the morning dressed in a black jacket, leopard patterned tank top and leather pants in front of a packed capacity crowd.
Choosing to ignore his 2009 debut, 'For Your Entertainment,' the set-list focused entirely on his US No.1 second studio album, ‘Trespassing,’ which is released in the UK on July 2.
Opening with the title track, he then performed ‘Kickin’ In’, ‘Shady,’ ‘Naked Love’ (where he encouraged male fans to strip off their shirts) and ‘Cuckoo’ before finishing with current single, ‘Never Close Our Eyes.’
After the show, the 30-year-old moved onto Ganton Street’s Cirque Du Soir with boyfriend Sauli Koskinen, where Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Jessie J were also celebrating following their appearances at the Capital Summertime Ball.
Adam Lambert has just been one busy little, British bee.
The singer looked to be having an amazing time Saturday night as he brought fans to their feet with a kickass performance at G-A-Y, one of London’s hottest clubs. Adam even Tweeted about his excitement!
9 June, 2012: Before Adam Lambert takes to the London stage with rock legends Queen for the band's Hammersmith dates in July this year, there's the small matter of his own album 'Trespassing' to promote.
Taking to the considerably smaller stage than the one he will share with Brian May and Roger Taylor next month, the American Idol runner-up performed tracks at one of London's biggest gay venues to a packed audience of Lambert fans.
Speaking recently of his excitement performing with Queen this year, Lambert said recently: "I’m so thrilled that Queen found a way to ensure that the fans will get to see this event this summer. I can’t wait to be in London to perform with Queen for these incredibly special shows!"
For more information and ticket details on Queen and Adam Lambert's upcoming shows, visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.