Adam Lambert writes mental-health message to fans, releases new single, 'Feel Something'

On Thursday morning, Adam Lambert broke the silence regarding his next album by releasing a brand new single entitled Feel Something.

The star also took the opportunity to share with his fans that he has struggled with his own mental health for a number of years now. In a lengthy Twitter post, he wrote:

I’m coming out of a dark period of second-guessing my own artistry and having my mental health suffer because of it. I started asking myself, ‘is all this hustle really worth it?’ I put all my focus on work and my self worth was suffering, I was lonely, and becoming depressed.

“Let me offer a most sincere thank you for your patience and continued faith in me,” he wrote. “You’ve pushed me to keep going even when I felt discouraged.”

Lambert, 37, also made it clear that he became jaded by the business side of the music industry and that he had decided to leave his label, Warner Bros. Records.

“I love making and performing music,” he continued, “but there have been many times where I’ve had to compromise on my artistic vision, with executives making decisions based on money and not art.”

While Lambert has been absent from his own solo career, he’s remained busy with English rock legends, Queen. He expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to play with them and revealed that touring with them “recharges” him with “tons of positive energy.”

“The fans we perform for are so full of love, and Brian May and Roger Taylor are a joy to play music with and always remind me of my value.”

“Working with Queen helped keep my head above water,” he added. “I am so grateful to the spirit of Freddie Mercury, who has always inspired me to push ahead boldly.”

He proceeded to reveal promising details of a future album and that Feel Something was the “emotional starting point of it all.”

“I decided to begin my next album on my own so I wouldn’t be influenced by anything but my passion for music,” he admitted. “I wanted to make the music I wanted to make, and to get in the headspace I was in when I first dreamed of being a singer.”

(L-R) Adam Lambert, Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen + Adam Lambert perform as the group kicks off its 10-date limited engagement, 'The Crown Jewels,' at Park Theater at Park MGM on Sept. 1, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nev.

(L-R) Adam Lambert, Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen + Adam Lambert perform as the group kicks off its 10-date limited engagement, 'The Crown Jewels,' at Park Theater at Park MGM on Sept. 1, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nev.

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Regarding the song, Lambert revealed it was about him finally “climbing out of the low period.”

“The life of a bachelor can be a laugh, with plenty of flings,” he wrote, “but after a while, it starts to feel empty.”

The Ghost Town singer partnered up with musicians Benedict Cork and Josh Cumbee to write the song together. Cumbee also served as the song’s producer.

“It was such a cathartic session,” wrote Lambert in a further tweet. “I am so proud of the feels we captured! Thank you Both!”

“My musical genius friend of 8 million years,” replied Cumbee. “So thankful for both of y’all.”

Lambert’s last single Two Fux, was released digitally in 2017. This was his final effort under Warner Bros. Records.

The singer is currently working on the follow-up to his third album, the critically-acclaimed The Original High (2015).

Adam Lambert and Brian May of Queen perform onstage at Mediolanum Forum of Assago on June 25, 2018, in Milan, Italy.

Adam Lambert and Brian May of Queen perform onstage at Mediolanum Forum of Assago on June 25, 2018, in Milan, Italy.

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The state of the Twitterverse made it clear that fans have been anxiously awaiting Lambert’s return.

Although he’s busy outselling arena shows with Queen, many were ecstatic to hear some brand new original music.

As of this writing, it’s unclear when Lambert is expecting to release his next album, however, he revealed to Billboard last June that he’s been working hard in the studio during intermittent breaks on the Queen tour.

“Obviously the Queen stuff’s been awesome,” he said, “and I’ve been travelling around the world, but in between these different chunks of touring, I’ve been in the studio, heavily, and I’ve been working on an album.

“I’m so excited for people to hear new music and get that out there. It’s coming,” he added.

“The tracks will chronicle the journey of taking responsibility for my own happiness and strength,” he wrote on Twitter. “Since writing this song, I’ve found the joy I was missing and I’m back in my power.”

Adam Lambert (L) and Brian May of Queen and Adam Lambert perform live on stage at The O2 Arena on July 2, 2018, in London, England.

Adam Lambert (L) and Brian May of Queen and Adam Lambert perform live on stage at The O2 Arena on July 2, 2018, in London, England.

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Feel Something is now available on all major streaming platforms.

Lambert will return to the road with Queen once again this summer for the North American ‘Rhapsody’ tour.

Before the trek kicks off in Vancouver on July 10, the rockers will perform at the 91st Annual Academy Awards (Feb. 24) before stopping in Toronto on July 28.

The Rhapsody Tour North America 2019

** Canadian shows are bolded **

July 10 — Vancouver, B.C. @Rogers Arena
July 12 — Tacoma, Wash. @Tacoma Dome
July 14 — San Jose, Calif. @SAP Center
July 16 — Phoenix, Ariz. @Talking Stick Resort Arena
July 19 — Los Angeles, Calif. @The Forum
July 23 — Dallas, Tex. @American Airlines Center
July 24 — Houston, Tex. @Toyota Center
July 27 — Detroit, Mich. @Little Caesars Arena
July 28 — Toronto, Ont. @Scotiabank Arena
July 30 — Washington, D.C. @Capital One Arena
July 31 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @PPG Paints Arena
Aug. 3 — Philadelphia, Pa. @Wells Fargo Center
Aug. 4 — Boston, Mass. @Xfinity Center
Aug. 6 — New York City, N.Y. @Madison Square Garden
Aug. 9 — Chicago, Ill. @United Center
Aug. 10 — St. Paul, Minn. @Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 13 — Columbus, Ohio @Nationwide Arena
Aug. 15 — Nashville, Tenn. @Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 17 — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @BB&T Center
Aug. 18 — Tampa, Fla. @Amalie Arena
Aug. 20 — New Orleans, La. @Smoothie King Center
Aug. 22 — Atlanta, Ga. @State Farm Arena
Aug. 23 — Charlotte, N.C. @Spectrum Center

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