Adam Lambert Releases “Feel Something,“ Reveals Mental Health Issues

"I pulled myself out of the darkness."

Ready to be all in your feelings? Adam Lambert has released “Feel Something,” a preview of his fourth studio album and first solo album in four years.

“Feel Something” is Lambert’s first new song since “Two Fux” in 2017.

“I don’t need to feel love,” he sings. “I just want to feel something.”

Earlier his week Lambert also shared an emotional letter to fans on social media that details his recent mental health struggles.

“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,” writes Lambert, who hired a new management company and left Warner Bros. Records to sign with independent label Empire.

“I’m coming out of a dark period of second guessing my own artistry and having my mental health suffer because of it,” he continues. “I started asking myself, ‘Is all this hustle really worth it?’ 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.”

“Working with Queen helped keep my head above water,” explains the out singer, who tours as a guest vocalist with the band’s remaining members, “and I am so grateful to the spirit of Freddie Mercury, who has always inspired me to push ahead boldly.”

“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.”

“This was written about me climbing out of the low period, defying my disillusionment, owning my needs, and opening my heart,” he writes about the new track.

“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 want 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.”

“The tracks will chronicle the journey of taking responsibility for my own happiness and strength, and searching for intimacy,” Lambert concludes. “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!”

The 37-year-old American Idol alum made headlines in December with his incredible performance of Cher’s “Believe” at the Kennedy Center Honors. He also made a brief cameo in the Oscar-nominated Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

Listen to “Feel Something” below.
 

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