When Adam Lambert headed to Sweden last year to work on his upcoming album release, The Original High, he didn’t know a lot of people. But there was one Swede who was able to show him a good time. That person was “Habits” singer Tove Lo.
“I love this girl. She’s so cool,” he said in an interview backstage at Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. “I didn’t know a lot of people, obviously, I’m not Swedish. And I was writing in the studio with different people and her and I started writing a song together that’s on the album. It’s called ‘Rumors.’ And we just had such a blast writing together.”
So what’s she like to hang out with? “She’s funny. She’s normal. She’s like a normal down-to-Earth girl. We went and we got dinner that night and we sat and we had like a couple glasses of wine and talked about dating and life and music,” he recalled. “This is a really cool girl. And that was before ‘Habits’ became a really big hit, so it was really nice to watch her success starting from a small song to a giant song.”
Meanwhile on Seacrest’s radio show, Lambert also dished a bit more about the album, including the lead single, “Ghost Town.”
“It’s a bit schizophrenic,” he said. “We all have heartache, we all go through things that maybe make us a little jaded or bitter in life, and the song is kind of asking, ‘Hey, despite all that, am I still able to love? Is that going to happen for me? Is it in the cards?'”
Lambert is exploring all kinds of emotions of the album, which is due out in late-spring/early-summer.
“It’s a bit bittersweet,” he said. “It’s a bit melancholy. It’s kind of about life always not being exactly what you think it’s going to be, but trying to kind of get through it and make the most of it and be the best person you can be — but it’s not always easy. Our dreams aren’t always what we think they’re going to be.”