"The label is 'pushing for an (80's) covers album,' and feels that this is the only kind of release they are prepared to support," Lambert writes.
Adam Lambert is leaving his longtime label, RCA Records, due to "creative differences" over his next musical project, which the singer claims that RCA wanted to be a full-length covers collection.
Reports surfaced earlier this week that the "American Idol" finalist was being asked by RCA to consider recording a covers album as the follow-up to his 2012 LP "Trespassing." In a letter to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday (July 12), Lambert revealed that the request has ultimately ended his tenure at RCA, which also released his 2009 debut "For Your Entertainment."
"I've had an amazing few years working with the team at RCA; I admire all of them a great deal, and truly appreciate the energy & enthusiasm that went into making both 'Trespassing' & 'For Your Entertainment' successes," Lambert writes. "That said, at this point, we are indeed having the oft-cited 'creative differences' as to what my next project will be... The label is 'pushing for an (80's) covers album,' and feels that this is the only kind of release they are prepared to support. While there are lots of great songs from that decade, my heart is simply not in doing a covers album."