Adam Lambert sat down with Aol.com to discuss his new album ‘Trespassing‘ and how was it like working with Pharrell, he also perfomed Tresspasing’, check it out above.
Tell us a bit about the album title and how you came up with it. Do you feel like a trespasser?
Yeah, the album title is Trespassing, it’s the title track because, to me, the song “Trespassing,” is like a mission statement. I wrote the song with Pharrell Williams, who is an amazing, great pop producer, and I felt like the lyrics of the song summed up what I’m about as an artist and as a person. I do feel like a trespasser, but not in a literal sense, because I don’t think I’ve broken into any property recently. On a more figurative level, I feel like I’m very different than the normal dude. I’m pretty eccentric, and as far as the music industry is concerned, I feel like a bit of an outsider. There are times when I feel like I’m breaking new ground by breaking in. Hopefully this album let’s people kind of see that rebel.
What was it like working with Pharrell? It’s an interesting combination.
I was working with my label on this album, and when we started it was kind of going down a similar path to what I had already done, and I just wasn’t feeling totally inspired by it. And I said, when I listen to these certain funk songs in my music library, it puts me in a good mood. It makes me want to dance, it makes me smile. I realized that I really wanted to make feel-good music and we started talking about some producers and knocking around some names, and Pharrell came up, and I thought, “Wow, if he’ll work with me, I’d be totally thrilled.” They confirmed it, I got to the studio and I thought “I’m not cool enough to be here, this guy is the coolest mothaf–ka out there.” He’s shaped pop and hip hop over the last decade and I was a little intimidated. What was cool was, after arriving at the studio and sitting down and talking with him, we connected on an intellectual level. He’s so smart, and he’s so big picture. We talked about the music industry and life and identity, and one of the main things we talked about, which kind of kicked off the song “Trespassing,” was different types of discrimination, and fitting into the world and finding your own path. I think that’s what “Trespassing” is really about. It’s about saying “I know I may not be welcome here, I know I’m different and I know you’re saying ‘keep out,’ but I’m not going to let that stop me. I’m going to do what my heart is telling me to do and do it proudly.”