Adam Lambert sets album release date for early 2012

The date has changed.

When it comes to Monday’s look at the world of Adam Lambert, it is clearly the case of good news and bad news — though really the bad news is not quite so terrible if you sit down and think about it.

In a new post on Twitter, the “Outlaws of Love” singer announced that his sophomore album would be hitting stores a little later than expected:

“I’m 90% sure the first single will be out next month (ish) :) album coming early 2012!”

From the standpoint of wanting the album to be released for the holiday season, this could be viewed as a disappointment — especially since this was the time frame that was set throughout the year. However, things change in this business — and isn’t it always better to take the time to ensure that the product is as perfect as possible? It’s clear that Adam has put a great deal of love and time into this world (pretty much all year, as a matter of fact), and this will likely shine through in the results. (For those of you worried that this move could hurt sales, remember that Adele released “21” this February — and it is the top release of the year worldwide by a wide margin.)

As for the single release, an October debut would give Adam plenty of time to get his music on the radio before the holiday season starts, and he would also still have some momentum going into the new year.

What do you think of the new release date?

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