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Adam Lambert Leaves RCA Records Over Their Demands For 80's Covers Album

Well Adam Lambert's certainly having an interesting week! Following the surprise news that he's joining the cast of Glee, Lambert now reveals that he's also leaving his record label, RCA Records!

Following a scoop earlier this week by The Hollywood Reporter's Shirley Halperin that said RCA was pressuring Adam to record a covers album made up solely of 80's songs, Adam has confirmed the report and wrote a letter to THR announcing his departure from RCA. 

He writes: 

Dear Shirley,

Thank you for your continued interest in, and support of, my musical career. After reading your article on July 8th, and seeing the very impassioned responses, I thought it would be good to write and let you know what is actually happening with my next album.

I've had an amazing few years working with the team at RCA; I admire all of them a great deal, and truly appreciate the energy & enthusiasm that went into making both "Trespassing" & "For Your Entertainment" successes.

That said, at this point, we are indeed having the oft-cited "creative differences" as to what my next project will be. Your article was correct, the label is "pushing for an (80's) covers album," and feels that this is the only kind of release they are prepared to support. While there are lots of great songs from that decade, my heart is simply not in doing a covers album.

Over the past four years, I have been truly fortunate to work with an amazing roster of producers, writers and engineers. Thanks to them, I have grown as both a songwriter and a vocalist. Artistically & professionally, I think it is essential that I continue with this evolution. I am already deep into writing new material with some very talented colleagues for a brand new album, and I can't tell you how excited I am to share this new sound & direction. This music is where my heart is, and I believe that is what my fans want to hear. So after careful consideration, I have made the decision to respectfully part ways with RCA. My passion for the music & respect for the fans will always come first. I am excited to find a new label team who shares this vision.

Yours,

Adam

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Excited for Adam's new direction, Instincters? Was this the right move?

 

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Adam's music is complex, intelligent and very original, so it's not for listeners who are used to the electronic-aided pap of today's pop music. But he can write and sing virtually any genre and has said he does not believe one genre is even necessary for a performer.  I look forward to his new direction no matter where he takes it.  His talent guarantees good music to come!

Adam, You did the right thing. Cannot wait the new album. <3

Definitely!  I absolutely love Adam's sophomore album "Trespassing" and so did critics worldwide.  RCA totally mismanaged the singles and neglected the promo for that album.  It's time for Adam to move on.

Absolutely the right move.

Oh Yes!

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