What to expect from Adam Lambert's "If I Had You" music video has been revealed. The "For Your Entertainment" singer opened up that the Bryan Barber-directed clip will "get kind of psychedelic." The video was filmed at Griffith Park, Calif. on May 12 night and during the pre dawn hours on Thursday, May 13. "It's about the love that you have with your circle of people that you surround yourself with," he told MTV about its premise.
On the inspiration, he stated, "I was inspired by the parties that I've gone to in the past, like Burning Man and this other party called Lightning in a Bottle. There's a big kind of subculture in California and around the country of people who are designers and performance artists, just free spirits that like to come together and play dress-up and have a good time."
Adam claimed the clip will be a gathering of "one big happy family" because he invited many of his friends to make cameo appearances. "There's a real authentic joy," he gushed. "And it gets kind of psychedelic. There's just gonna be a lot of special effects ... Some are from [Los Angeles variety extravaganza] 'The Zodiac Show', some are from parties [and] clubs. ... Some of them I've done theater with. It's a big variety of people."
A number of pictures were already out for sneak peek, featuring Adam rocking high platform shoes. And, he was surprised to find out that matter because he initially wanted to keep it secret. "It's funny 'cause I wanted to keep that whole thing a secret. I think there were paparazzi camped out on the hillside," he explained.