SPRING FLING: Adam Lambert On His Music – “It’s Feel Good.”
To say Adam Lambert’s fans love him is a bit of an understatement. With a huge following, both live and online, Glam Nation has just gotten bigger and bigger, and also more varied– Lambert’s fans range from little kids to grandmothers, and that’s one of the coolest parts about being a rock star for the American Idol vet. “The fanbase is kind of a family affair. We keep seeing these three generations, grandmas, moms and daughters… it’s cool. I think everybody can relate to this stuff. It’s feel good.”
As with any die-hard fanbase, sometimes things can get pretty strange, but Adam wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’m pretty strange,” he admitted, validating the fervor of his fans. “As long as it’s strange with a smile,” he joked.
Lambert’s new album “Trespassing” was a very personal project for him. He was more involved with every facet of the album, from co-writing the material, to executive producing, and even getting involved with the artwork. Some of the collaborations were hand-selected by Adam, and he was actively involved in booking the artists he wanted for his new material. “It’s my stamp, creatively, all over it,” he said proudly
The content on “Trespassing” is equally personal for Lambert, showing the good and the bad– He intentionally split the album in two, with a first half full upbeat, dancey songs filled with a fun sense of attitude, while the later songs get much more serious. “I wanted to slow it down for a minute and really be a little more vulnerable with the song writing.”
Kelly Clarkson recently said that being in a relationship has changed her song writing, and Adam has experienced a similar shift in his creative process, now that he’s found his companion. “I spent a long time being single, and had a great time… I got a lot of independence being single,” he recalled. “Now being in a relationship, the best thing is being able to do that for someone else… feeling like it’s not all about you.”
Fun fact– Adam is a natural red head! Is there anything else his fans would be surprised to know about Adam? Not really, he says. “I think they know everything. My fans know everything.”
Lambert was recently spotted partying with Katy Perry, and while they’re not the closest of friends, they always get along incredibly well. “Katy is so funny, she’s got an amazing sense of humor,” says the singer. There probably won’t be time for partying tonight, though. Once he finishes performing at Spring Fling, Lambert is hoping to check out some of the rides at Six Flags New England. He told us back at our Acoustic Cafe that he loves roller coasters, and there’s some great ones here in Agawam, Mass. Lambert’s up to try them all, including the all-new Goliath, and he’s not too concerned about not being able to handle it. “I have a pretty strong stomach,” he declared.