Adam Lambert Dishes on New Single, Wishes for 'Gay to Become Less of a Label'
With Adam Lambert's "Ghost Town" single confirmed for an April 21 release, fans might be itching to know what is up the singer's sleeve for the track, off his upcoming The Original High album release.
In an interview with Hunger TV, Lambert is dishing all about the song.
"The first single feels like the perfect introduction to The Original High. It establishes itself in a very earthy, vulnerable way and transforms into a hypnotic dream full of surreal imagery and set to a minimal yet massive deep house beat," he teased. "The hook will worm its way into your ears after the first listen. Get ready!"
This next album release marks his first on Warner Bros Records and he enlisted the help of production powerhouses Max Martin and Shellback to executive produce the release.
As he previously shared with Billboard back in January, this next album won't be an extension of 2012's Trespassing, but instead something new.
"Sonically it feels more contemporary than my previous material. It's definitely pop but not bubblegum," he said. "We have avoided camp and theatrics and have favored a darker, more grounded vibe, and at the same time, it will make you dance! Lyrically, it's very very personal, the album has an overall bittersweet feel to it. Vocally, I think it's my most tasteful, sophisticated work to date. With Max's guidance, I approached a lot of it with more restraint than in the past. Instead of being overly specific, most of the songs are more esoteric and so they're open to interpretation. I'm curious to hear about the individual meaning that people find in the songs dependent on their own situation."
Since the beginning of his career, Lambert has always been vocal about his own sexuality as a gay man. And the outspoken pop star is making no apologies for being himself.
"I think there's a simple power in being unapologetic and open about who and what you are and not letting it prevent you from getting what you want," he said. "In that way, I think I've made a statement. My wish is for gay to become less of a label, and more of just one of many great colors in the collective box of humanity. I'm not a separatist. I'm all inclusive."