For months Adam Lambert has been secretive about the direction he plans to take with his new music, but he finally gave up the goods in an interview with Ryan Seacrest on Tuesday morning. It sounds like the pop star will be heading in a rock and roll direction for his next album. Adam told Ryan, “I’m writing music like a crazy person too. I’m in love with rock and roll again.” He continued, “This whole thing with Queen has been really inspiring. So I’m gonna kinda revisit my rock and roll roots a little bit, the things that made me want to audition for Idol in the first place. That’s been my inspiration.”
This is exciting news for fans that Adam won over when he was originally on Idol, as he wowed viewers with his versions of Steppenwolf ‘s “Born to Be Wild,” Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love,” Foghat’s “Slow Ride” and Aerosmith’s “Cryin,” among others. Of course his stint with Queen last year was also a huge hit, where he belted out hours of rock classics to screaming fans throughout Europe.
This change in genre may be exactly what Adam needs to win over America again, as his “pop” sophomore album was not as successful as one would hope given his huge talent. It is still unclear what hindered the album’s success, especially since it debuted at number one on the Billboard charts. Many attribute the lackluster sales to the label’s failure to promote it on radio or with a tour. Or, maybe Adam’s largest fan base is a more rock friendly audience, which would make the new direction a smart choice. Regardless, many are eagerly awaiting a new album from Adam, whatever the genre.
Listen to Adam’s entire interview with Seacrest below:
Are you excited to hear rock music from Adam?
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