Out singer Adam Lambert said in a
recent interview that he doesn't overthink fronting Queen.
The 35-year-old Lambert is currently
touring with Queen. Freddie Mercury, the group's former singer, died
from complications related to AIDS in 1991.
Original members Brian May and Roger
Taylor and Lambert kicked off a 25-city North American tour last
month in Phoenix, Arizona.
Speaking to the Omaha World-Herald
before Saturday's show in Omaha, Lambert was asked, “So what is it
like standing behind the stage, ready to step out and front Queen?
Do you think at all about how Freddie Mercury would do it?”
“When we first started working
together, I was very intimidated by that idea. Immediately when this
came together, I was honored. It was an opportunity I was never gonna
pass up,” Lambert
“But it was scary. I mean, Freddie.”
“Over the past five years, we’ve
seen that it worked and the audience loved it, and we’ve grown more
connected as a band. We have a lot of fun together.”
“The music itself has gotten into my
body like it is in their bodies.”
“I don't try to overthink it,”
Lambert later added. “And I don't try to imitate Freddie. That
would be a cop out. I also try not to take it too far from the
original either. That would be sort of sacrilegious. It’s also a
case of taking a second of thinking of what the intention of the song
was. Why was it written? What was the story behind it?”
“When I get that story behind each
song, I know what I want to get out of it,” he added.
Lambert says Two Fux sums up where he's at in life.)