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Adam Lambert: 'The Music Industry Is Finally Starting To Realise Being Gay Doesn't Matter' - EXCLUSIVE
Adam Lambert knows all too well what it is like to be a gay man in the music industry. The flamboyant singer won the heart of the nation when he competed in American Idol a whopping six years ago, and hit the headlines when he officially came out as gay.
After causing controversy for his raunchy, same-sex dance moves at the beginning of his career, Adam appears to have toned down his theatrical performances by a landslide with the release of this new, much “moodier”, album, The Original High, and when we caught up with the star an an exclusive playback of the record, we decided to get his view on how times have changed within the industry.
“It’s a different world,” Adam tells us, “A lot has progressed, especially in America. It has always been a bit more forward over here [the UK], but I think the states are catching up.
"I think the people in the industry have realised that it doesn’t matter to people buying music, it just doesn’t make a difference, it’s not a big deal any more.”
AND BLOOMIN’ ‘ECK, ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME?!
Adam went on to share that he is happy now that his sexuality doesn’t define him as an artist, adding: “I like that we are moving towards a post-gay mentality where it doesn’t have to be the thing that defines you.
"It doesn’t have to be one of the facts and details about you as an artist; I don’t think it makes sense to be 'gay artist Adam Lambert’, it’s just not necessary.”
Adam also admitted to us that he felt at the beginning of his career, the media were trying to turn his sexuality into a scandal - specifically referencing the controversy caused when he kissed a male backing dancer on stage, as well as making sexually suggestive gestures, back in 2009.
He told us: “I don’t run a daycare centre, I’m not a babysitter. It was six years ago, I said that when I responded. I took some heat for choices made on stage, looking back I have no regrets at all but I have also learned a lot about what works when relating to the public.
"I love the power of media, I love what we can do and how we can push things forward, but then there’s the sensationalism that can happen and sometimes sensationalising somebody’s sexuality, for example, you are pushing the whole thing backwards.”
Still, the singer is confident that his new album won’t be making the same kind of headlines that his previous behaviour did - despite the fact it’s a lot “darker” and “moodier” than his fans are used to seeing.
He explained: “I’m definitely in a different space now, and I think The Original High has darker themes and it deals with real stuff that you experience in adulthood, but I also don’t think it’s irresponsible storytelling. I don’t think it’ll put wrong ideas in anyone’s heads.
"I think in the past my image was very theatrical and flamboyant, and it’s been great to make people smile but I feel like I’ve done a good amount of that and it was time to try something new and strip that back and be something real and not a character.
"I’m an actual person who does the same things you do and I live a normal life. I’m more comfortable within myself now, I think the whole American Idol thing happened so fast and your personal life goes into a bit of a tailspin.
"It’s been six years and I’m finally at a place where I feel comfortable; I don’t feel the need to please anybody.”
And we are ruddy happy to hear it - good to have you back, Adam, it had been far too long.
(Dress: The Studio K / Bag: Saddler Seoul / Shoes: Reike Nen)
How did you start
modeling? / 어떻게 모델링 시작했나요?
When I was 15, I did get scouted on the street once but I
was committed to being a normal student back then. After I became a college
student, I started to think of the work I wanted to do in the future and above
all, I had my mother’s support. That I first became interested when I was 15
years old is a definite though. 15살 때 길거리 캐스팅 된 적이 있었는데 보통의 학생에 전념했고 대학생이 되었다.
그 후에 하고 싶은 일을 생각하게 되었고 무엇보다 어머님의 응원이 있었다.
아마 15살 때 관심을 갖게 되었던 것은 분명하다.
Favorite things to do / 취미나 시간있을때 즐기는 일들
My specialty is physical education. I like exercising and I
also enjoy waterskiing enough to hold a license in it. 나의 전공은 체육이다. 운동을 좋아하고 자격증을 보유하고 있을 만큼 수상스키를 즐긴다.
(T-Shirt : Lookast)
Favorite musician or band / 가장 좋아하는 음악가/밴드
Favorite movie / 즐기는 영화
Favorite fashion brand or designer / 가장 좋아하는 브랜드/디자이너
3 items you always have in your purse / 가방안에 꼭 가지고 다니는 3가지
Lipstick, earphones, and an external battery pack. 립스틱,이어폰,보조배터리
Someone that you would really like to hangout with / 만나보고 싶은 사람 (예를 들면 어떤 화가, 배우, 음악가)
Kim Won Jung (김원중)
What will you do if you were not a model / 내가 모델이 아니였이면
I think that I would’ve gotten into a public job
nonetheless, something that shows me off. There’s a lot of jobs in the world
that represent me, but I think that being a model is the best one out of those
options. 어쨌든 나를 보여주는 일을 했을 것 같다. 세상에 나를 표현 하는 일은 꽤 많다. 하지만 모델이야말로 그중 최고라 생각한다 .
What is your memorable modeing moment / 모델링 하면서 기억에 제일 남는 순간
It would probably be the first time I stepped onto a Seoul
Fashion Week stage. Having all those people’s eyes on me all at once isn’t that
common of a thing to happen. 아무래도 처음 서울 패션위크 무대에 오른 순간 일 것이다. 정말 많은 사람들이 동시에 나를 보는 순간은 그리 흔한일은 아니다