All On the Line with Adam Lambert
On his evolving fashion tastes: “I think [on American Idol] I was really attracted to flashier, tackier fashion. I think there’s a beauty in tacky fashion. Even some of the pop performers of the past decade, it’s real sparkly and flashy and I was trying to do my best homage to the late ‘70s glam rock idea, with the rhinestones and feathers, stuff that was as out-there and ridiculous as possible… I’ve kind of started to tone it down in the respect that [my look] is not as flashy now. It’s still different and avant-garde, but it’s a bit more chic; a bit more designer as opposed to Vegas.”
On possibly starting his own fashion line: “I’d love to work on my own fashion line, accessory line, shoes or something. [But] obviously right now I’m focused on my music.”
On his new album: The style is a little bit evolved. I think the last album I was trying to update the style of the late ‘70s, early ‘80s with the glam rock and with rock music on a whole visually and aesthetically. I think this album is more in the direction of contemporary again. It’s fresh and it’s something people maybe haven’t heard before. Lyrically, it’s very honest and real.”
On being influenced by dubstep and the dance music: “I love Top 40. I eat it up. We’ve been trying to take great songs and then as far as the production and the sonic nature of them, we try to give them a funk sensibility. I think it’s a really cool new sound.”
Check out Adam on All On the Line on Friday, December 9. He and Joe Zee will be helping fashion designers to find their vision and voice!