Adam Lambert talks new album, ‘Idol’ knock-offs

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Lambert: I think that it’s great that there are shows out there giving people that platform. It’s really difficult to make it in the music industry. These shows are great because they show what the person is capable of and their journey and process of becoming an artist. … I think the difficult thing is the transition between TV competition series and going into the actual music industry. There still seems to be a slight disconnect there. Hopefully, they’re fixing that.

AP: You’re a visual performer on par with Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Did you think about that kind of thing when you were writing and recording?

Lambert: It’s part of it. I come from the performing arts. I have all my life. Being on stage is part of what makes me tick and is my inspiration. When I created a lot of these songs, I would think of the visuals in my head: “How would I stage this? What would the music video look like? What would I wear? What colors are going on? What things are happening?” I’m a very visual person. Some people create a soundtrack in their head, but I create a movie in my head to my soundtrack.




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