Artikkeli sveitsiläisessä Display lehdessä


The paradise bird has landed

Adam Lambert, that means glitter, glamour,party, mascara and groupies. One thinks. In the interview with DISPLAY, the glam-singer shows a new side: the one of the loyal loving man who's building a nest with his boyfriend.
Adam Lambert is a lot more than a shooting star from a casting show. One knows that at the latest after his nomination for the Grammy Awards and the highly acclaimed performances with the legendary band Queen. Roger Taylor and Brian May would love to engage him as successor of the singing giant Freddie Mercury. But Adam (for now) turned them down even though the performances with them were a lot of fun. First he wants to shine with his second album.
In the conversation with DISPLAY the androgynous singer is on his best behavior. Happy, in love and not pretentious at all.

Hello Adam, congrats to your birthday. Or isn't one allowed anymore to wish you a happy birthday because it's the ominous 30th one?
Yes, one may congratulate, thank you very much. 30 might be an ominous number, but for me nothing has changed. I didn't even have time to think about it.

How did you celebrate your birthday?
With a show. I'm in Austria and Germany for promo for my album "Trespassing".

It must be hard to work on your birthday.
No, not at all. Singing is what I love doing most after all.

Is at least your boyfriend Sauli Koskinen with you?
No, he's in our shared home in Los Angeles.

Mean! But at least you can comfort yourself with lots of groupies.
Heh, no, not at all. I've arrived in a monogamous relationship that fulfills me. This feels really great. We have a fantastic love life, I'm super happy! When I'm on tour, I can do without infidelity without any difficulty.

Sounds great, congratulatuins. But your love is not THAT perfect either.
You both had a rough fight in the gay club DTM in Helsinki just before Christmas.
Of course you address this. The fight was waspishly commented in all blogs. Well, someone who knows nightlife has experienced something like that for sure. One drinks too much, in our case it was vodka, and at some point one gets of unsound mind. A small thing which one doesn't even remember afterwards becomes a huge problem. And then the fight starts... After all we were arrested. On the police station we both got sober really fast and we abruptly realized that everything was a huge stupidity.

Adrogynous look: "Black is glamourous and so it's perfect for me", Adam Lambert says (text to the right of the picture)

So you reconciled?
Yes, thank God. Maybe our love grew even stronger because of that. We celebrated Christmas harmonically. But let's rather talk about music.

Agreed, how would you describe your album?
It reflects my last three years, which were all haywire. I met impressive personalities, experienced turbulent parties, felt confident and grounded. On the other hand there are dark sides which one experiences as gay man. The homophobic hostilities, the bitching we have to hear in the US. There it was a scandal that I kissed a guy at the AMA.In Europe something like that is taken more laid-back. It makes me sad that so many younger and older gays still feel lonely and excluded. And all this just because of the person they love!

After the fight in the gay club: Adam and his boyfriend Sauli appear reconciled and in Christmas mood. (text under the bf xmas hat pic)
Wild Finn: Adam's boyfriend Sauli was the winner of Finnish big brother once. (text under the Sauli pic)
Granted: Adam Lambert has become calmer. On the new album he also appears pensive. (text under the Adam pic)

How do the up and downs of your life impact your songs?
They reflect this ambivalence. Apart from gay-cruising-tunes and fun dance songs I sing pensive, almost dark songs. Also songs which are about fear.


For your album you also worked with the cute singer Bruno Mars. Seriously, how is the gay-factor of Bruno?
Gay-factor? I don't know, I don't think he's gay. But I know that he's a huge talent. It was just great to work with this fantastic musician.

We're totally excited for the result! Are you visiting Switzerland soon?
I don't know yet. This year I'm touring in the US. I have good memories of Switzerland though. We had a great time here and an awesome show in Zürich. Unfortunately, I didn't get to know a lot of your beautiful country. But I know that it's neutral.
(note: Switzerland has been politically neutral since like forever, just in case you wonder what kind of neutrality he's talking about.) And this is probably not a bad idea for a small nation.

Now you're flying to LA to your boo. What souvenir are you bringing him?
Myself! Do you think that is enough? *laughs*

Adam Lambert says that his album "Trespassing" is getting finished and will be out in "Maypril".

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