[USA], Feb 22 (ANI): American singer-songwriter Adam Lambert opened up about his new song and his mental health in a message to his fans.
The 37-year-old singer posted a deeply personal note on his Twitter handle recently. In his post, he shared how he came out of a “dark period” and thanked his followers for their continued love and support.
“Hi. I know you’ve been waiting! Well I’m finally ready to bring new music to all of you. I wanted to give a gift to you to kick off this new era before I drop my first official single. It’s a preview of the upcoming album - and a song from me to you. #FeelSomething,” he wrote alongside a long post.
He began the note by saying, "Let me offer a most sincere thank you for your patience and continued faith in me. You've pushed me to keep going even when I felt discouraged. I love making and performing music, 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."
"Don't get me wrong – I'm VERY proud of my body of word. But 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 my work and started to feel detached in my personal life. My self-worth was suffering. I was lonely and becoming depressed,” Lambert continued.
Lambert went on to say that how being on tour with rock band Queen helped recharge him with “positive energy.”
"With a bit of professional help and the support of colleagues, friends and family, I pulled myself out of the darkness. I decided to begin my next album on my own so I wouldn't be influenced by anything but my passion for music. I reached out to fellow writers and artists that I'd met over the years and began booking sessions with them. 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-before playing industry game started messing with my love for music,” his post further read.
"After the first few songs were written, I began to realize that the only way to get this new project released the way I envisioned it was to change up my team. So I hired a new management company and signed with a new record label. A fresh start!,” he explained in his lengthy post.
The singer then went on to announce a new song titled ‘Feel Something’, a preview of his new album before he drops his first official single.
Talking about the song he said, “This was written about me climbing out of the low period, defying my disillusionment, owning my needs, and opening my heart. The life of a bachelor can be a laugh, with plenty of flings, but after awhile it starts to feel empty. Between frustrations with my career and many lost connections, I felt numb- and though I wanted to fall in love, I knew I wasn't ready. That's what inspired me to cry out, 'I don't need to feel love, I just wanted to feel something!' It was in this realization that I took my first step toward self-care and nursing my spirit back to health. This song is the emotional starting point of my new album."
Lambert concluded his message by writing, "The tracks will chronicle the journey of taking responsibility for my own happiness and strength, and searching for intimacy. Since writing this song, I've found the joy I was missing and I'm back in my power. I can't wait for you to hear more!"
‘Feel Something’ released on Thursday night.
Lambert continues to front Queen, and the band — dubbed Queen + Adam Lambert, will have a high profile gig on February 24 opening the Oscars ceremony. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ the biopic about late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, is nominated for five Academy Awards. (ANI)