July 13, 2013


Adam Lambert Leaves RCA Over Covers Album

Cindy Ord
Cindy Ord

Joining the cast of Glee is not the only new direction for brooding popstar and American Idol runner-up, Adam Lambert. Also on the horizon: A new start with a new (yet to be found) record label.

The "For Your Entertainment" singer wrote a letter to The Hollywood Reporter explaining that he cut ties with RCA, the label behind his first two albums, due to "creative differences."

According to The Reporter, when they broke the news that Lambert was being heavily pushed by his label to do a record consisting entirely of '80s covers, Glamberts around the world voiced their disapproval. They apparently weren’t thrilled by the thought of their guy being pushed into doing something that wasn't true to his own personal artistic and creative vision. 

Lambert decided to follow that vision—and heed his fan's advice—by jumping ship. In the letter he explained:

"The label is 'pushing for an (80's) covers album,' and feels that this is the only kind of release they are prepared to support. While there are lots of great songs from that decade, my heart is simply not in doing a covers album. 
My heart is simply not in doing a covers album."

But, no hard feelings RCA! Lambert still respects you and stuff.

"I've had an amazing few years working with the team at RCA," he said. "I admire all of them a great deal, and truly appreciate the energy & enthusiasm that went into making both "Trespassing" & "For Your Entertainment" successes."

That being said, Adam's totally still in the market for a new label:

"My passion for the music & respect for the fans will always come first. I am excited to find a new label team who shares this vision."

Probably a label connected in some way to RCA—considering there are only like two major labels left to choose from these days. So, good call trying to make nice, Adam!

Also, new Adam Lambert material!

"I am already deep into writing new material with some very talented colleagues for a brand new album, and I can't tell you how excited I am to share this new sound & direction," he said. "This music is where my heart is, and I believe that is what my fans want to hear. So after careful consideration, I have made the decision to respectfully part ways with RCA."

Best of luck, Adam, and don't worry; if all else fails, we're pretty sure the offer to take up Freddie Mercury's shoes again still stands!