Adam Lambert shows off his ‘strut’ in AOL’s Los Angeles studios for a Sessions live set. In a Q&A, Adam talked about the story behind the album title, working with Pharrell, how fans influenced the album, being influenced by artists like Michael Jackson and Madonna and how he feels about performing with Queen.
Talking about how he came up with the album title ‘Trespassing’, Lambert said, “The album title is ‘Trespassing’ and 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. I felt that the song kind of summed up what I’m about as an artist and as a person, and I do feel like a trespasser. I feel that not in a literal sense, because I don’t think I’ve broken into an property recently. 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. So there’s times that I feel like I’m breaking new ground by breaking in.”
On Pharrell’s role in ‘Trespassing’, Adam said, “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 all about. It’s about saying, I know I might not be welcome here. I know I’m different. I know that you’re saying keep out, but I’m not going to let that stop me. I’m gonna do what my heart is telling me to do, and do it proudly.”
The ‘American Idol’ season eight runner-up performing ‘If I Had You’, ‘Soaked’, ‘Strut’, ‘Fever’ and ‘Whataya Want From Me’, as well as the Q&A, at AOL.com has since been removed..