Adam Lambert Reveals Title to New Album, Single
The "American Idol" alum took to Twitter over the weekend where he also announced that his long anticipated second full-length will be out in Spring 2012.
Adam Lambert fans are celebrating an embarrassment of riches this weekend as the American Idol alum promised and dutifully revealed the title of his long awaited second album and its first single.
It all went down on Twitter: Trespassing is the name of the full-length (a song of the same name, which Lambert worked on with Pharrell Williams, is also on the album) and the first single, co-written by Dr. Luke (Britney Spears, Ke$ha, Kelly Clarkson) with Claude Kelly (Bruno Mars’ “Grenade,” Jessie J’s “Price Tag”), Ammo (Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”) and Cirkut (Rihanna’s “You Da One”), is called “Better Than I Know Myself.”
Minutes after posting the tweet to his 1.2 million followers, the hash tag #BETTERTHANIKNOWMYSELF was trending on the social media site.
Other writers and musicians who worked on the album include songwriters Ryan Tedder and Evan Bogart and Chic founder and veteran producer Nile Rodgers, although it has yet to be revealed which songs made the final track listing.
As for a release date, Lambert announced only that it would be “dropping” in 2012. Back in September, RCA Records CEO Peter Edge and president Tom Corson told the Hollywood Reporter that the album would be out in the first quarter, which ends March 30.
No doubt the label will want the promotional cycle to coincide with season 11 of American Idol so that Lambert can make another appearance on the show -- he’s been back three times since finishing second on season 8: as a mentor and performer on season 9 (he sang “Whataya Want From Me” during Top 9) and again in season 10, when he performed “Aftermath” during the Top 13.
On Friday, THR reported that Lambert will be a presenter on Sunday’s American Music Awards, marking his return to the stage where he ignited much controversy two years earlier with a mid-performance, same-sex kiss.