Adam Lambert Signs New Deal With Warner Bros., Readies New Album With Max Martin

The 'American Idol' alum reveals he's signed a multi-album deal with Warner Bros. and is currently working on his first project under the label with hitmakers Martin and Shellback.

AceShowbiz - Adam Lambert is readying his first album with Warner Bros. Records. The singer revealed in a new interview with Billboard that he'd signed a major multi-album deal with the label and he'd hired hitmaker Max Martin and Shellback, the duo behind his hit "Whataya Want From Me" from his 2009 debut set "For Your Entertainment", to work with him on the new project.

Lambert told the site that Warner Bros. approached him just one day after news broke that he'd parted ways with RCA in 2013. "The next day, Warner Bros. contacted us, which I thought was pretty amazing and it was a kind of relief," he said. "It was just a scary thing to make that announcement to the world."

The follow-up to 2012's "Trespassing" is scheduled for release in early summer. Lambert refused to name any collaborators, but he said the first single off the new LP would arrive in April. "I think people are going to be really surprised. The album feels like a new era for me - emotionally, lyrically, sonically. It feels fresh, it feels new. It's still me. It's still stuff that fans know and love but it's a new chapter 100 percent," he explained

The "American Idol" alum went on talking about how his new music would be like. "I wanted something more internal and more grounded. A little less with the theatrical and the camp and the presentation," he said before adding that his role as the current frontman of the legendary group Queen sure affected the sound of his new album.

"Being on the road with a British rock band, and being in London a lot this year, rehearsing with them and doing TV gigs, I think that has affected my sound and where we are headed with it. [Europe] is very ahead of the curve, or right on, and I was definitely influenced by that," he continued. "Vocally, it's very intimate compared to what I've done in the past. There is a little bit of a daring, deeper internal conflict and poetry about it."

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