While we’ve already tackled one “American Idol” notes for the day, we wanted to make a special case for a story that is currently blowing up the internet as well as the Adam Lambert community: The idea of the singer creating some sort of ’80s cover album for his next disc.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, there is some discussion about having the former singing-show star, who has two commercially-successful discs under his belt already in “For Your Entertainment” and “Trespassing,” releasing his next disc as one containing covers of popular songs from the aforementioned decade. The label at RCA seems to be interested in the idea, after sales for his sophomore album were only around a fifth of what he had for his debut.
Do we imagine that Adam would rock a covers album and make the songs his own? Definitely, since he has already done so at a number of concerts over the past several months. However, there’s a difference between performing one at a concert, and having an album made up of them; and if you ask any Adam fan, they would all much prefer to hear more original music. “Trespassing” didn’t have the amount of label support, radio promotion, or tour backing in America that it deserved, and it’s a shame: It is one of our favorite pop albums period from last year, and we’re not the only publication that feels that way. Songs like “Cuckoo” and “Naked Love” could have been something more on the radio, if given the proper opportunity to do so.
At the end of the day, though, this decision is all up to Adam (who has been cagey on the subject recently, though he had previously denied it), and if he feels like he can rock a cover album, who are we to say no to that? What we’d just personally like to see if he goes down that route is maybe a dual release with covers along with original music, since we think that one fear the fanbase could have here is that this album would take away the time needed to create more original music down the road.
What is you take on this issue: Do you want to see Adam go a cover route for his next album? If you want to read some more news related to some other “American Idol” artists, our advice is to head over to the link here. (Or, check out some Adam-specific updates.)
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