Out singer Adam Lambert has credited British singers Sam Smith and Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander for helping change attitudes in the music industry.

Lambert, who is currently on his The Original High world tour, told Digital Spy that music industry executives remain uncomfortable with men singing love songs about other men.

“People are becoming less ignorant and the younger generation that's coming up right now are like, 'So what?' That's melting into and affecting pop culture in general,” Lambert said.

“There's not as much of a reason to be scared of it, because people in general aren't scared of it.”

Lambert credited Smith and Alexander for helping change attitudes, but added that he would like to see more American artists do the same.

“It'd be nice if there was more. I think it'll happen slowly but surely. There are success stories happening and that's the biggest thing for the music industry.”

“There's only so much you can do as an artist,” he said about gay male singers using male pronouns in their music. “Luckily we're in a moment right now with streaming where there's more power put back into the artist's and audience's hands.”

“But the gatekeepers who make a lot of the other big decisions in the music industry, those are the ones hardest to convince on certain things. That's the reasoning for some of the pronoun stuff.”