Adam Lambert Opens Up About Fame in 'Notion': 'It's Not Freaking Me Out Anymore'
Here’s what the 33-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:
Looking back on his experiences: “There were certain ways in which I triumphed and certain ways in which I stumbled a little bit. Unfortunately, people were watching while I was learning.”
On his new look: “Someone said to me ‘oh you’re not wearing all that crazy sh-t, are you trying to tone it down?’ and I was like ‘no, I just got tired. Fu*k! It was a lot of work!’”
On approaching his third studio album: “The music industry is so crazy, competitive and focused, and after the Trespassing album I kind of had to stop and ask myself ‘why am I doing this? What do I want? Who am I? What am I about?’ and just re-examine at everything. I finally became more grounded about all of the fame stuff; it’s not freaking me out anymore.”
On The Original High: “[The album is] dance-y but bittersweet, and the lyrics are a little darker [than they have been, previously]. I’ve done the more bubblegum stuff, I’ve done the camp stuff, and now I want to encourage people to face their shit. I want to show them the part of me that’s not all polished or [still part of] the ‘pageant on TV’ thing – I want it to be real, you know?”
For more on Adam, visit Notion.com!