Of course, Adam Lambert can pull off long hair. Was there really any question?
On the current climate for the LGBTQ community: “I think the biggest enemy of the LGBTQ+ community right now is indifference. It’s people just feeling like victims, and then just sitting around and taking it. That’s the problem. What’s so exciting right now is that so many people are mobilizing and encouraging people to step up. We have to get involved politically.”
On his new musical direction: “I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do for a minute, as far as my solo career. Now, I’ve explored some new sounds and some new concepts and I’m on the course to put something out, but it took a second to discover that for myself, for this project. What did that process entail? I was really digging, trying to find some authenticity. The most authentic sound and style that I could. There’s a lot of reference to Glam-Rock and Classic Rock of the ‘70s and the early ‘80s.”
“I feel there’s also some parallel to my second album (Trespassing). I mean it’s a general statement to make because obviously, it’s more than one song, but I think fans will draw some comparisons. I think there are some general ideas of resilience in the theme. There’s a theme of sort of being in your power. And if you’re not in it, kind of taking it back. Definitely plenty of longing… there’s a sense of longing in searching for intimacy. The search for intimacy and the elusiveness of it.”
On balancing his solo career and Queen: “I’ve never felt like working with Queen has put any sort of a damper on my solo work. I don’t feel as though we can compete with each other. I think that actually, they have coexisted very well, timing wise. The collaboration with Queen is little chunks of time that I go on the road with them, and then I’m done so it’s left me plenty of time to sort of flip-flop into my solo career.”
Read the full Schon Magazine interview and see more photos here.