Rocker Adam Lambert says he wears
makeup because he wants to.
In a cover story with gay glossy The
Advocate, Lambert said he expects his yet-to-be-titled
sophomore album to be released next spring.
Lambert described the upcoming album as
having a “Nine Inch Nails meets George Michael” feel. “I know
that's a weird mash-up, but that's what it feels like,” he said.
“No matter what the genre is, it's
all very personal, even on upbeat, fun tracks. The last album was a
little bit more of a fantasy escape … even my image for that last
album felt very theatrical and kind of over-the-top and intentionally
tacky. I get a kick out of making artistic statements that are kind
And on wearing makeup, the 29-year-old
American Idol season 8 runner-up essentially said it was his
“This is pop music, and it's not
fucking brain surgery. I mean, some of it's serious … but some of
it's just really fun dance music. And I'm wearing eight pounds of
makeup because I fucking want to. Why not?”
Lambert: AMA kiss was reaction to 'you're not gay enough.')