Adam Lambert recalls feeling like “a fish out of water” when he entered the music industry
Adam Lambert found his groove in the music industry, but he admits that wasn’t always the case. He says he felt like “a fish out of water” when he first stepped into the limelight.
Talk to The Atlanta Journal-Constitutionthe “If I Had You” singer recalled his american idoltrip and talked about how much has changed in the nearly 15 years since he finished second.
“I’m not trying to point out virtue. I was a queer person who came into the music industry like a fish out of water,” Adam said. “It’s interesting now, over a decade later, to just change the work environment and make everyone feel represented and comfortable.”
Adam recalled that his background in acting and the audition process might be why he’s a household name. When he first auditioned before Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Kara Dio Guardihe decided to play michael jackson“Rock with You”.
“They looked at me and squinted and didn’t say much. It was not a good sign. I had been doing theater for ages. I knew an audition well,” he remarked. “So I gave them something else. That something else was Queen‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ I read the play. The rest is history.
While Adam was ultimately a finalist during his season on Idol, he said he was given something better than a win. “There’s a core of fans that have been with me from the start,” he explained. “I recognize them in the living rooms. I know everyone’s face. It feels safe, like a family reunion or a family vacation. I always feel very flattered and humbled.
He also teased his next album. “It will be a concept album in line with the tommy or Jesus Christ Superstar,” he said. “Fans will be thrilled.”
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