Adam Lambert opened up to fans that he’s been struggling with his mental health lately — an issue that inspired him to write his new song “Feel Something.”
Lambert explained to fans that the reason his new music has been delayed is because of artistic differences with music executives.
“Hi. I know you’ve been waiting! Well I’m finally ready to bring new music to all of you,” Lambert writes. “First: 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.”
Lambert says the struggle took him into a “dark period” with his mental health.
“Don’t get me wrong—I’m VERY proud of my body of work. 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?”,’ Lambert continued.” I put all my focus on work and started to feel detached in my personal life. My self worth was suffering, I was lonely, and becoming depressed.”
He announced his new track “Feel Something” describes his mental struggles. Lambert told fans that working on the song and his upcoming album has helped him to feel better.
“The tracks will chronicle the journey of taking responsibility for my own happiness and strength, and searching for intimacy,” Lambert wrote. “Since writing this song, I’ve found the joy I was missing and I’m back in my power.”
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 pic.twitter.com/pOb5LxQVvF— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) February 21, 2019
Lambert and Queen will open the 2019 Oscars ceremony on Sunday, Feb 24.
In the meantime, listen to Lambert’s new track below.