Adam Lambert is channelling funky 70s vibes with his new single Superpower which is the fourth track to be released from his new album Velvet.
In the visuals for Superpower, Lambert is strutting his stuff in a kaleidoscopic world wearing 70’s inspired power suits, Elton John style glasses, glam make-up and lots of sequins and glitter.
Velvet will be released in two sides with Side A due out later this month.
Velvet: Side A will be his first solo release since wrapping up the North American leg of the Rhapsody Tour with Queen (as Queen + Adam Lambert).
“Try to put me in a box/ Make me somethin’ I’m not/ Don’t give a fuck ‘cause I’m gonna take back/ My superpower,” he sings as he struts his stuff in a green power suit.
Superpower sees Lambert continue his journey in leaving behind the dancefloor-ready sound of previous songs in favour of more soulful funk and rock.
He says this move was inspired by artists like Tame Impala, The Black Keys and Prince.
Speaking to UK Radio program Capital Breakfast, Adam described ‘Superpower’ – a song in which he sings the lyrics ‘All of the witches and the demons better get out my way’ – as a “proud rebellion”.
“There’s a lot of crazy stuff going on in the world right now. I feel like there’s a lot of groups of people that get discriminated against or get ostracised,” he told Roman Kemp.
“I kind of wanted to make a song to make people in that situation feel like they didn’t have to take it.”
Lambert went public with his relationship to model Javi Costa Polo ealier this year.
He revealed on RuPaul Show that they met on Instagram saying that what the reason he chose Feel Something as the first single from Velvet.
“I have a new boo, and that’s why I chose this song as my first single,” Lambert said.
“I thought, there’s lots of different vibes on this album, there are songs that are more up tempo, more like bangers,” he added. “But this guy makes me feel romantic and I wanted to sing a pretty song about love.”
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