Lambert talked to Yahoo! Entertainment about Velvet and Adam dished on my favorite track, “Overglow” and working with other LGBT artists.
Yeah, I think I worked with more queer people — and more women, actually — than I ever have on anything before. And I think that’s one reason why it feels authentic, because I felt very comfortable with the people that I was working with. I felt at ease. I felt like there was a lot in common, that we were able to understand each other, so the writing process was really easy flow. And with MNEK, for example, he’s just such a genius with melody. Just an absolute genius. And he came up with this melody that’s just slinky. I think the chorus almost has sort of an ‘80s new wave thing about it, almost like Duran Duran, but then the verse is a bit more like old R&B. It’s hard to kind of pick a genre for this whole project, because there’s a mix of all of them.Adam Lambert
There is more good news for Adam Lambert fans, especially if you live in Europe.
Queen and Adam Lambert have finally announced that they will bring their brand new, hugely anticipated Rhapsody concert experience to European audiences next year.
They will perform 16 shows in England and Europe in spring 2020.
May 24 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
May 26 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
May 27 – Antwerp Belgium – Sportspalais
May 29 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
May 30 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
Jun. 02 – London, UK – O2
Jun. 03 – London, UK – O2
Jun. 05 – London, UK – O2
Jun. 06 – London, UK – O2
Jun. 09 – London, UK – O2
Jun. 11 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
Jun. 24 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
Jun. 26 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
Jun. 28 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
Jun. 29 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
Jul. 01 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
With the upcoming release of his passion project Velvet, Lambert is reflecting on where he’s come from as an out performer in the public eye. He’s also aware of what came before him.
“Freddie was alive in a time where talking about alternative sexuality was completely taboo in the mainstream media and in society in general,” Lambert says, adding that May and Taylor have shared stories about the great Mercury, who died in 1991.
“They were completely accepting of him as his friends and as his bandmates. They didn’t see him any differently,” he says.
Having blazed a trail for others by coming out 10 years ago, Lambert credits Mercury with laying some groundwork for LGBTQ people to be as authentic as possible.
“He never really denied it in the public. He never lied, which is important to note. He didn’t claim to be anything he wasn’t,” Lambert says. “I find that for that time period, that was a type of sort of protest. He didn’t assimilate. He didn’t pretend.”