There's a tonne of new music released every Friday and wading through it to find your next favourite album is an almost impossible task. 'The Music' team get it and we're here to help, bringing you our Album Of The Week each Friday. Here's why Adam Lambert's 'Velvet' gets our pick.
What we're saying...
Adam Lambert's come a long way since his American Idol debut in 2009.
Of course, there was the fortuitous turn of events that would see Lambert go from auditioning with Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody to fronting the band just five years on.
While Lambert is still working with the much-loved group, it's now time for the release of his fourth solo studio album, Velvet.
The album is the first from Lambert in five years, since the release of 2015's The Original High which saw him hit #4 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
Lambert's not messing around when it comes to Velvet either; while Queen might see him take on classic rock hits, his solo work is all-out funk-infused pop bangers.
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Lead single Roses is the perfect example of this, with Lambert reuniting with the legendary Nile Rodgers for the track after having collaborated, alongside Avicii, in 2013 for the track Lay Me Down.
What they're saying...
Lambert stopped by The Green Room With Neil Griffiths podcast while in Sydney with Queen earlier this month.
"I think when I started [writing Velvet] I was kind of fried on top 40 [music] at that time," Lambert told host Neil Griffiths.
"So I literally just stopped listening to everything new for a minute and I went back into music that inspired me to love music in the first place. And a lot of what that was was what was played around the house when I was a kid and that was music from the '70s. My parents had an amazing album collection.
"I went back to a lot of those favourites and then I started revisiting artists that are contemporary that also reference the stuff from the past. Good funk music, good disco music, good indie music, rock... it's kind of a blend of all of that stuff."
Check out the full The Green Room episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts and listen to Velvet in full below!