Adam Lambert speaks out on major change: 'I wanted to do it differently'

Adam Lambert opened up about his new EP, Velvet: Side A, in an interview with Bailey Slater for for Rollercoaster’s Sprint/Summer 2020 issue, explaining the new era he’s entered with regards to his solo music. “With Velvet, I really wanted to turn a corner and go somewhere sonically very different than I had been,” the Queen star said. “I kind of wanted to do it on my own terms and not have to compromise with all the creative side of it.”

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“I just wanted to go about it differently. Everything about this I wanted to be different,” Lambert continued.

“I wanted to just change the way I had done it in the past and I figured the two halves would extend the experience more and would allow my fans to come along for a ride.”

Velvet: Side A was released back in September, four years after his last album, The Original High.

Lambert also spoke about his musical inspirations, both past and present, saying: “I don’t tend to have a set style.”


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“I always like being inspired by something like my dad’s crazy record collection and remembering the stuff that was played around the house.

“I started recognising that some of my favourite contemporary artists that I was listening to were all referencing the past in a really beautiful way and I was inspired by that.

"I love Tame Impala, I think King Princess is super dope,” he added. “I love everything that Harry Styles is doing — I’m like, ‘Whoa! This is really f***ing cool!’

“This is an artist I like that’s sort of doing

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