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Adam Lambert talks about the new EP & # 39; Velvet: Side A & # 39;



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<p type = "text" content = "Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody the biopic-musical craze, but a completely separate film could be filmed on the life of Queen's current leader, Adam Lambert. From his beginnings at the theater and club club, to his improbable ascent to American idol darling, who has become an LGBTQ icon today and the singer of the biggest rock band (and back band) on the planet, his story is one for all ages. "data-reactid =" 31 "> Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody the biopic-musical craze, but a completely separate film could be filmed on the life of Queen's current leader, Adam Lambert. From his beginnings at the theater and club club, to his improbable ascent to American idol darling, who has become an LGBTQ icon today and the singer of the world's largest rock band (and the largest group back in the world), his story is one for all ages.

<p type = "text" content = "It's not always been easy." Lambert has beaten to keep creative control of his solo music and find his true voice, sometimes to fight the persistent stigma of reality TV, rebounded The controversial performance of the American Music Awards which, according to many detractors, would harm his life or even put an end to his career, changed record brands and manager, sought love , was homophobic and, of course, managed to win millions of Queen fans who one day doubted her ability to fill Freddie Mercury's big boots, and now, 10 years after her first audition for Idol With Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", Lambert is an incredible place, both personally and professionally, as evidenced by his exuberant and undeniably funky EP, Velvet: Side A. "data-reactid =" 32 "> It has not always been easy Lambert has tried to keep creative control of his music solo and find his true voice, and sometimes he has struggled to get rid of the persistent stigma of reality TV The controversial performance of the American Music Awards, which many critics say would hurt his life or even put an end to his career, was changing his record label and manager. love, had homophobia and, of course, managed to win millions of Queen fans who one day doubted her ability to fill Freddie Mercury's big boots, and now, 10 years after her first audition for Idol With Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", Lambert is an incredible place, both personally and professionally, as evidenced by his exuberant and undeniably funky EP, Velvet: Side A.

<p type = "text" content = "From the unleashed atmosphere of the 70s of the new attitudinal single" Superpower "to the captivating piano love song of Leon Russell-meets-ELO" Closer to You ", from the sassy uptempo bell "Loverboy" to George-Michael-Samantha-Sang-sur-Duran-DuranWeddingAlbum The late night disco-comedown is the absolutely epic Overflow. In front of sinks deep into a smooth groove, ready for vinyl. And Lambert has definitely regained his advantage – not that he has ever really lost it. "Data-reactid =" 33 "> The attractive sound of the new attractive song" Superpower "was inspired by Leonardo's series" 70. "-ELO song of love for piano" Closer to You ", from the boaster Sassy "Loverboy" at the cover of George-Michael-Samantha-Covers-Sang-on-Duran-Duran & # 39; s;WeddingAlbum The late night disco-comedown is the absolutely epic Overflow. In front of sinks deep into a smooth groove, ready for vinyl. And Lambert has definitely regained his pace – not that he has ever really lost it.

<p type = "text" content = "Yahoo Entertainment discussed with Lambert before Velvet: Side AThe Liberation (Face b Adam Lambert will be tackling new music, new beginnings and how much the world, his career and his life have changed for the better since he's shocked millions of viewers by wearing dark glasses. nail polish and guyliner or kissing a man on national television. "data-reactid =" 36 "> Yahoo Entertainment has discussed with Lambert ahead Velvet: Side AThe Liberation (Face b Adam Lambert will be tackling new music, new beginnings and how much the world, his career and his life have changed for the better since he's shocked millions of viewers by wearing dark glasses. nail polish and guyliner or kissing a man on national television.

<p type = "text" content = "Yahoo Entertainment: So one thing that struck me in your work in general is that there is some kind of thematic focus on the decade. Intrusion had a sound of roller-disco 80s, The High Original had a lot of techno and house influences from the '90s, and now it's a 70s funky thread that sneaks between all the new stuff – up to certain styles, videos and artwork. The most obvious assumption would be that the spirit of the 1970s stems from working with Queen."data-reactid =" 37 ">Yahoo Entertainment: So one thing that struck me in your work in general is that there is some kind of thematic focus on the decade. Intrusion had a sound of roller-disco 80s, The High Original had a lot of techno and house influences from the '90s, and now it's a 70s funky thread that sneaks between all the new stuff – up to certain styles, videos and artwork. The most obvious assumption would be that the spirit of the 1970s stems from working with Queen.

<p type = "text" content = "Adam Lambert: Yeah, be with Queen for that long singing music of that era, and love it, and realize that people love it, that elicits a reaction. The songs Queen and I play on the road are timeless; they always connect. It kind of reminds me that everything does not have to be 'new' and 'next' – you can sort of go back to the classics, and sometimes they just feel better. And I am a creative person who likes to take a point of reference to work. I love having a world where to exist when I make creative decisions. It gives me a kind of continuity and appearance. And … well, I just loved the 70s! I've always wanted it. I remember being a teenager and going to the record store – I'm old enough to have done that – and getting, for example, one of those disco-funk compilation / the best of that stuff, and going back at home and blasting it and just being totally obsessed with all those songs and singers and the beat and the groove, and the fact that it made me want to dance. All the voices were really powerful and soulful, and I always liked that it was ***. "Data-reactid =" 38 ">Adam Lambert: Yeah, be with Queen for that long singing music of that era, and love it, and realize that people love it, that elicits a reaction. The songs Queen and I play on the road are timeless; they always connect. It kind of reminds me that everything does not have to be 'new' and 'next' – you can sort of go back to the classics, and sometimes they just feel better. And I am a creative person who likes to take a point of reference to work. I love having a world where to exist when I make creative decisions. It gives me a kind of continuity and appearance. And … well, I just loved the 70s! I've always wanted it. I remember being a teenager and going to the record store – I'm old enough to have done that – and getting, for example, one of those disco-funk compilation / the best of that stuff, and going back at home and blasting it and just being totally obsessed with all those songs and singers and the beat and the groove, and the fact that it made me want to dance. All the voices were really powerful and soulful, and I always liked that.

<p type = "text" content = "Same here! So, I would not necessarily say that "Superpower" is an overtly political song, but it does seem to be a social statement. What is the inspiration behind this song?"data-reactid =" 39 ">Same here! So, I would not necessarily say that "Superpower" is an overtly political song, but it does seem to be a social statement. What is the inspiration behind this song?

This is a hot topic, but I think it is less about politics as such, but more about the socio-political angle of things. We are in a political climate where identity is at the heart of it all, and since the current government regime was put in place, many groups have felt somehow openly discriminatory. Trash-spoken, or not taken seriously. I consider myself a stranger – I am an "other" gay man and I identify with that. I really think that some groups have more problems, but anyone who feels ostracized or intimidated in any way, is somehow the person for whom the song was written. It was written for anyone needing a hymn to feel strong and provocative and fabulous and with a smile on his face, say "I fuck you!"

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = ""Overglow" is a remarkable track on In front ofand you have co-authored this with MNEK, one of my new favorite artists. I remember last year you had told me that you were working with him and you said that it was a very good time for LGBTQ songwriters and that it was important for you to collaborate with them. Can you tell me more about this?"data-reactid =" 43 ">"Overglow" is a remarkable track on In front ofand you have co-authored this with MNEK, one of my new favorite artists. I remember last year you had told me that you were working with him and you said that it was a very good time for LGBTQ songwriters and that it was important for you to collaborate with them. Can you tell me more about this?

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Yeah, I think I've worked with Stranger people – and more women than ever before – and I think that's one of the reasons she feels authentic because I felt very comfortable with people. with whom I worked, I felt comfortable with a lot of similarities, that we could understand each other, the writing process went very well and with MNEK, for example, he is a genius of melody, an absolute genius, and he created this melody. slim. I think the chorus has almost something of the new 80s wave, almost like Duran Duran, but then the verse looks a bit more like the old R & B. It's hard to pick a genre for this whole project, because there is a mixture of both. "Data-reactid =" 44 "> Yes, I think I've worked with more queer people – and more women, actually – than me, and I think that's one of the reasons she feels authentic, because that I felt very comfortable with the people I worked with, I felt comfortable, I felt like there was a lot in common, that we could understand each other, so the writing process was very simple, and with MNEK, for example, he's really a melody genius, an absolute genius, and he's created that melody that's just slim. I think the chorus has almost a kind of new 80s wave, almost like Duran Duran, but then the verse looks a bit more like the old R & B. It's hard to pick a genre for this whole project because there is a mix of all genres.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "So, this year marks the 10th anniversary of your coming to the general public, via the whirlwind of American Idol, the American Music Awards, For your entertainment, all that. And while 10 years is not really a long time, I feel as if the cultural landscape of LGBTQ artists has completely changed, seismically over the last decade – and also for even queer people competing in reality TV to be able to have their sexuality be part of their narrative arc. I'm curious if you've ever thought about how you could help open those doors? Things have changed so a lot since 2009."data-reactid =" 45 ">So, this year marks the 10th anniversary of your coming to the general public, via the whirlwind of American Idol, the American Music Awards, For your entertainment, all that. And while 10 years is not really a long time, I feel as if the cultural landscape of LGBTQ artists has completely changed, seismically over the last decade – and also for even queer people competing in reality TV to be able to have their sexuality be part of their narrative arc. I'm curious if you've ever thought about how you could help open those doors? Things have changed so a lot since 2009.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Oh, they have changed dramatically. It was a process for me to get rid of some of the things I had to deal with 10 years ago. A part stayed on me a little. It was not easy. It was as if I had to constantly justify my existence. And now, I do not feel obliged to do that. And I think I started to report it a few years ago when I wrote this project. It was part of this whole experience. I thought, "I do not need to explain it anymore. I do not have to try to equate what everyone does to succeed. I can just do me. "" Data-reactid = "46"> Oh, they've changed dramatically. It was a process for me to get rid of some of the things I had to deal with 10 years ago. Part of that is stuck to me a little bit. It was not easy. It was as if I had to constantly justify my existence. And now, I do not feel obliged to do that. And I think I started to report it a few years ago when I wrote this project. It was part of this whole experience. I thought, "I do not need to explain it anymore. I do not have to try to equate what everyone does to succeed. I can just do me. "

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "When you say that you had to get rid of some difficult things, what were the main difficulties?"data-reactid =" 47 ">When you say that you had to get rid of some difficult things, what were the main difficulties?

I think I had a little hang on the shoulder of my company. I just felt frustrated. So I made the conscious decision to pick up the thread of thinking and focus on why I'm doing it in the first place. And what I 've understood during this time of reflection, is that I love music and that I like to play, and that' s the most important thing. I like to be an artist and I love to dress. I like to connect with my fans. So, any kind of negativity that I had vis-à-vis the company, I had to find a way to isolate my creativity and optimize that. And part of that process was switching to different business situations from where I was, letting some of the people I was working with, and figuring out what kind of situation would work best for that.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "It is interesting that you use the term "chip on your shoulder" because I mentioned the 2009 American Music Awards – and I felt some challenge or even anger in this performance. At that time, I had the impression that you were saying, "Fuck you guys, I will do what I want!"data-reactid =" 49 ">It is interesting that you use the term "chip on your shoulder" because I mentioned the 2009 American Music Awards – and I felt some challenge or even anger in this performance. At that time, I had the impression that you were saying, "Fuck you guys, I will do what I want!

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Uh, yeah![[[[Laughs]You know, I do not even know if it was conscious, if it was in the forefront of my mind. But looking back, I really think it was part of the atmosphere. I mean, I came across American idol and I did what I wanted on American idoland then I had a record deal and I was confident. I thought, "I played well in the series, people like what I do. Ok good. Let's make original music! "And then all of a sudden, I had all these obstacles everywhere, a new set of rules and a whole new game to play in. I mean, it was a lot. And then there was the stuff with sexuality. In some cases, 10 years ago, in the beginning, [my sexuality] was the thing that preceded all. It was in front of my name. This was in front of my song. And the fact is that I am totally comfortable with my sexuality and that I have no shame about it. I never tried to minimize it, but at the same time I said to myself, "Wait a minute, what should I do here? "I did not really know where the scales were. And I think slowly, in the last 10 years, the balance has been very much in my hands – and the rest of the world. It's like: "OK, we get it now." "Data-reactid =" 50 "> Uh, yeah![[[[Laughs]You know, I do not even know if it was conscious, if it was in the forefront of my mind. But looking back, I really think it was part of the atmosphere. I mean, I came across American idol and I did what I wanted on American idoland then I had a record deal and I was confident. I thought, "I played well in the series, people like what I do. Ok good. Let's make original music! "And then all of a sudden, I had all these obstacles everywhere, a new set of rules and a whole new game to play in. I mean, it was a lot. And then there was the stuff with sexuality. In some cases, 10 years ago, in the beginning, [my sexuality] was the thing that preceded all. It was in front of my name. This was in front of my song. And the fact is that I am totally comfortable with my sexuality and that I have no shame about it. I never tried to minimize it, but at the same time I said to myself, "Wait a minute, what should I do here? "I did not really know where the scales were. And I think slowly, in the last 10 years, the balance has been very much in my hands – and the rest of the world. It's like, "OK, we're getting it now."

Adam Lambert (Photo: Empire)

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "It's a kind of double-edged sword, in the sense that artists like you or MNEK, or all the people who were in the Billboard Pride magazine that you were just on the cover, are in an excellent position to influence change or create more opportunities. But at the same time, there is the question of being labeled as "this gay artist" and nothing else."data-reactid =" 71 ">It's a kind of double-edged sword, in the sense that artists like you or MNEK, or all the people who were in the Billboard Pride magazine that you were just on the cover, are in an excellent position to influence change or create more opportunities. But at the same time, there is the question of being labeled as "this gay artist" and nothing else.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Well, the other thing that has also changed is that there are many more people in the business who identify as homosexual or bi or lesbian or trans or non-binary – whatever your identity, we are now a very strong group. for the gay community itself, they can all see themselves represented in the world of music and for the aliens who are watching us.They can see all this diversity.So, even if it is something that we have to work and that needs to be improved, you see it, you start to see And I think that at the time, 10 years ago, one of the things that was difficult for me was the following thought: "I can not in no way represent or represent the all [LGBTQ] community. I never imagined that. I never assumed that I could do it. But those were the kinds of questions I was getting from the media and the industry. It was like, "We want you to speak on behalf of everyone." This is not fair. So, I think that in some cases, I felt a little defensive. "Data-reactid =" 72 "> The other thing that has also changed is that many more people in this sector identify as homosexual or bi or lesbian or trans or non-binary – whatever your identity we are now a strong group, and now for the gay community itself, they can all be represented in the world of music and for the aliens who are watching us, so even if it's something that we have to work and that needs to improve, you see it.You start to see it.And I think that at the time, 10 years ago, one of the Ce that was difficult for me was that I thought, "I can not in any way represent or represent a spokesman for all [LGBTQ] community. I never imagined that. I never assumed that I could do it. But those were the kinds of questions I was getting from the media and the industry. It was like, "We want you to speak on behalf of everyone." This is not fair. So, I think in some cases I felt a little defensive.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Do you think that Queen's resurgence helped open minds?"data-reactid =" 73 ">Do you think that Queen's resurgence helped open minds?

Yes, I really think so. I think the gay is totally integrated at this stage. This is not a niche, it is no longer a novelty. We are not the punchline. We are part of the dominant culture. And in fact, if you look at where we were until the arrival of the Trump administration, things really progressed wonderfully. I mean, all the legislation that's going on, all the progress that's been made – gay marriage and all the protections we've got, and even things we're starting to talk to the trans community. And suddenly, our political situation changed and they tried to cancel everything. So it's scary to see the pendulum go up and it's a little discouraging, but I think it's making everyone aware of what to do and, probably, in the long run, that we strengthens. I hope that in the next elections, this will allow us to unify a little more.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Well, we were talking about when you were on AMA, which was your first big performance of rewards show in America. And for a long time, it's your only great rewards show performance in America. And then, almost exactly 10 years later, you were open the biggest show of all prices, the Oscarswith the queen. It must have been such an incredible moment."data-reactid =" 75 ">Well, we were talking about when you were on AMA, which was your first big performance of rewards show in America. And for a long time, it's your only great rewards show performance in America. And then, almost exactly 10 years later, you were open the biggest show of all prices, the Oscarswith the queen. It must have been such an incredible moment.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "It's really what I felt. It came to my mind that it was literally a decade later … Yeah, it was like a kind of revenge, I can do something tasteful too! "[[[[Laughs]There were a lot of things on the full circle, but it meant a lot to me that there was opportunity and that Queen and I could play together to cement our collaboration so that the whole world could see it. It was really wonderful. And it meant a lot to me to be in front of so many artists that I admire. I love cinema, television, actors and watch people create, and many of these people are my heroes. So I was a little floating. Queen discovered this resurgence of pop culture with the movie.[[[[Bohemian Rhapsody]. I mean, our tour went smoothly, we were still selling those tours, but now, after the movie, that is from the stratosphere. It's beyond what anyone imagined. I consider myself lucky enough, from the point of view of timing, to be part of this incredible team. "Data-reactid =" 76 "> That's what I really thought, I realized that it was literally a decade later Yes, it looked like a bit of revenge I can do something good too! "[[[[Laughs]There were a lot of things on the full circle, but it meant a lot to me that there was opportunity and that Queen and I could play together to cement our collaboration so that the whole world could see it. It was really wonderful. And it meant a lot to me to be in front of so many artists that I admire. I love cinema, television, actors and watch people create, and many of these people are my heroes. So I was a little floating. Queen discovered this resurgence of pop culture with the movie.[[[[Bohemian Rhapsody]. I mean, our tour went smoothly, we were still selling those tours, but now, after the movie, that is from the stratosphere. It's beyond what anyone imagined. I therefore consider myself rather lucky, in terms of timing, to be part of this incredible team.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Well, you should also congratulate yourself on the resurgence of the queen, I think! Since we are about great performances, and the The Super Bowl is in the news, I have to ask: can Queen play the Halftime Super Bowl show? I do not understand why this does not happen. Everyone loves the queen. Queen are bigger than ever. And you have at least two huge sports anthems that everyone knows!"data-reactid =" 77 ">Well, you should also congratulate yourself on the resurgence of the queen, I think! Since we are about great performances, and the The Super Bowl is in the news, I have to ask: can Queen play the Halftime Super Bowl show? I do not understand why this does not happen. Everyone loves the queen. Queen are bigger than ever. And you have at least two huge sports anthems that everyone knows!

<p class = "canvas-atom web-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Well, listen, if someone's me ask for it, I'm sure I would say yes![[[[Laughs]"data-reactid =" 78 "> Well, listen, if someone asks me to do it, I'm sure I would say yes![[[[Laughs]

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "OK, back to Velvet. You recently revealed that you have a new and serious relationship. I hear a lot of joy on this EP, and I wonder if it's because of this happy development in your personal life."data-reactid =" 79 ">OK, back to Velvet. You recently revealed that you have a new and serious relationship. I hear a lot of joy on this EP, and I wonder if it's because of this happy development in your personal life.

Well, actually, all these [songs] were written before that. But I think that's kind of the reason why I've released "New Eyes" as the first single, basically, for this whole project. There are other songs that may seem more obvious, bigger or more daring songs, but I just wanted to bring out something that seemed true and authentic, as a reflection of where I was standing. . And "New Eyes" really sums up how I feel about [boyfriend Javi Costa Polo] – someone who made me see things differently, that made me feel fresh and new and sort of coming out of the slightly bitter space in which I was shooting.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Donc, votre coeur n&#39;est plus une ville fantôme? «Ville fantôme» était une chanson sacrément amère!"data-reactid =" 83 ">Donc, votre coeur n&#39;est plus une ville fantôme? «Ville fantôme» était une chanson sacrément amère!

<p class = "toile-atome toile-texte Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Nope, les tumbleweeds sont partis![[[[des rires]"Ville morte" was très sombre. Je veux dire, "Closer to You" a quelque chose de mélancolique à ce sujet, mais le choeur se tourne vers l&#39;avenir avec espoir et espoir et vous soulève en quelque sorte. C&#39;est un peu le battement de coeur de l&#39;EP, parce que les autres chansons sont des hymnes d&#39;empowerment ou des jams ludiques sur la datation, et qu&#39;elles explorent davantage la texture, le funk, le rythme et le groove, mais «Closer to You» ressemble à une ballade directe. , une ballade très &#39;pop des années 70&#39; et elle est brutalement honnête. Et cela a du drame. Évidemment, disant: "Je coulerais ma maison sous l&#39;eau, j&#39;échangerais tout mon or contre de la terre, je marcherais dans le feu juste pour te retenir" – c&#39;est-à-dire drame. Mais je pense que lorsque je l&#39;écrivais, je ressentais ce sentiment: «Vous savez quoi? Je suis vraiment ready. Je suis prêt à être amoureux à nouveau. I need il. J&#39;ai besoin de donner ce genre d&#39;amour et de le recevoir. Et je ferais n&#39;importe quoi pour ça. »Je me sentais comme… Je ne sais pas si desperate est le bon mot, mais juste une idée de «cela doit arriver». "data-reactid =" 84 "> Non, les mauvaises herbes sont parties![[[[des rires]"Ville morte" was très sombre. Je veux dire, "Closer to You" a quelque chose de mélancolique à ce sujet, mais le choeur se tourne vers l&#39;avenir avec espoir et espoir et vous soulève en quelque sorte. C&#39;est un peu le battement de coeur de l&#39;EP, parce que les autres chansons sont des hymnes d&#39;empowerment ou des jams ludiques sur la datation, et qu&#39;elles explorent davantage la texture, le funk, le rythme et le groove, mais «Closer to You» ressemble à une ballade directe. , une ballade très &#39;pop des années 70&#39; et elle est brutalement honnête. Et cela a du drame. Évidemment, disant: "Je coulerais ma maison sous l&#39;eau, j&#39;échangerais tout mon or contre de la terre, je marcherais dans le feu juste pour te retenir" – c&#39;est-à-dire drame. Mais je pense que lorsque je l&#39;écrivais, je ressentais ce sentiment: «Vous savez quoi? Je suis vraiment ready. Je suis prêt à être amoureux à nouveau. I need il. J&#39;ai besoin de donner ce genre d&#39;amour et de le recevoir. Et je ferais n&#39;importe quoi pour ça. »Je me sentais comme… Je ne sais pas si desperate est le bon mot, mais juste une impression de «ça doit arriver».

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Qu&#39;est-ce qui vous a préparé?"data-reactid =" 85 ">Qu&#39;est-ce qui vous a préparé?

C&#39;était juste le temps. Pour être honnête avec toi, j’ai eu beaucoup de plaisir à être célibataire. J&#39;ai vraiment. Ce sentiment de liberté, ça peut être vraiment génial, cette existence rock-star d&#39;être en tournée partout, de voyager, de rencontrer des gens, des rencontres fortuites, etc. C&#39;est amusant, vous savez. Mais je pense personnellement et spirituellement, je suis dans un nouveau chapitre maintenant – et je savais que j&#39;allais dans ce chapitre avant même de rencontrer mon petit ami actuel. Je savais qu&#39;il était temps de vivre une expérience un peu plus axée sur l&#39;intimité et la vision plus longue et plus large.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "En parlant de la situation dans son ensemble, vous êtes dans une position unique, en ce sens que vous avez en quelque sorte trois audiences. Il y a des gens qui sont peut-être venus avec vous à cause de Queen et qui ne connaissent pas très bien votre travail en solo. Vous avez des fans de la vieille école qui vous suivent depuis le Idole journées. Et puis, vous avez des fans plus jeunes et plus récents qui ne vous connaissent pas nécessairement de ces origines. Aviez-vous une stratégie pour connecter musicalement toutes ces fans?"data-reactid =" 89 ">En parlant de la situation dans son ensemble, vous êtes dans une position unique, en ce sens que vous avez en quelque sorte trois audiences. Il y a des gens qui sont peut-être venus avec vous à cause de Queen et qui ne connaissent pas très bien votre travail en solo. Vous avez des fans de la vieille école qui vous suivent depuis le Idole journées. Et puis, vous avez des fans plus jeunes et plus récents qui ne vous connaissent pas nécessairement de ces origines. Aviez-vous une stratégie pour connecter musicalement toutes ces fans?

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "J&#39;entends ce que vous dites. Je ne me suis pas posé cette question comme il se doit, mais une fois que j’ai décidé que je voulais faire quelque chose en retour et plus influencé par les années 70 / début des années 80, je me suis dit: «C’est une bonne chose, car maybe Queen fans will find some music on this project that they would like." It definitely was an afterthought. But in the past I thought too much about what everyone else thought, and not enough about how I actually felt, and the difference with this project is that I was like, "I don&#39;t really care as much about what everybody else thinks. I&#39;m just going to do this because I like it." So maybe call me selfish, but I just want to get onstage and do these songs that I really like — just because I like them." data-reactid="90">I hear what you&#39;re saying. It wasn&#39;t sort of fully mapped out in this way, but definitely, once I decided that I wanted to do something that was throwback and more ‘70s/early ‘80s-influenced, I thought to myself, "This is a good thing, because maybe Queen fans will find some music on this project that they would like." It definitely was an afterthought. But in the past I thought too much about what everyone else thought, and not enough about how I actually felt, and the difference with this project is that I was like, "I don&#39;t really care as much about what everybody else thinks. I&#39;m just going to do this because I like it." So maybe call me selfish, but I just want to get onstage and do these songs that I really like — just because I like them.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "You mentioned something about getting out of some previous business arrangements. Your last three albums were on major labels. How are things different with Velvet being on an independent label, Empire?" data-reactid="91">You mentioned something about getting out of some previous business arrangements. Your last three albums were on major labels. How are things different with Velvet being on an independent label, Empire?

I think in the past, there were just more compromises made creatively. I&#39;ve always wanted to take risks, and I&#39;ve always wanted to do things that weren&#39;t necessarily super-mainstream or super-obvious. And when people are throwing a bunch of money around, that makes them nervous! I think my current situation for this album is really great because I&#39;m not being told what I can and can&#39;t do. I&#39;m not saying in the past that the labels said, "We&#39;re controlling you. You&#39;re not allowed to do this!" It&#39;s just that they were not going to be as supportive if I didn&#39;t do something that they felt, like, fit into the box. So this project is very different that way, because I don&#39;t have to deal with any of that. I&#39;m going to make these songs: “This is what I want to put on it, here we go, let&#39;s get it mixed.”

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Ironically, though, speaking of full-circle, I think there are some Velvet songs that evoke your early Glam Nation days, the For Your Entertainment era." data-reactid="93">Ironically, though, speaking of full-circle, I think there are some Velvet songs that evoke your early Glam Nation days, the For Your Entertainment era.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Yeah, I think that if I were to compare this one to any of my other albums, it probably is most similar to some of the stuff on For Your Entertainment. I think the thing with Velvet is it&#39;s a bit more focused, more cohesive. It&#39;s a little more obvious what&#39;s tying it all together. I feel like with this one I wasn&#39;t thinking too hard. I was just kind of feeling and Faire, which is where you want to be when you&#39;re making music. I&#39;m an overthinker; I have a tendency to get in my head on certain occasions. And the songs that are on this album were free-flowing. They came easy, and they weren&#39;t me trying to fit into something new that wasn&#39;t authentic. It was me just doing what came naturally. I think you can hear that. I hope you can hear that." data-reactid="94">Yeah, I think that if I were to compare this one to any of my other albums, it probably is most similar to some of the stuff on For Your Entertainment. I think the thing with Velvet is it&#39;s a bit more focused, more cohesive. It&#39;s a little more obvious what&#39;s tying it all together. I feel like with this one I wasn&#39;t thinking too hard. I was just kind of feeling and Faire, which is where you want to be when you&#39;re making music. I&#39;m an overthinker; I have a tendency to get in my head on certain occasions. And the songs that are on this album were free-flowing. They came easy, and they weren&#39;t me trying to fit into something new that wasn&#39;t authentic. It was me just doing what came naturally. I think you can hear that. I hope you can hear that.

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