‘American Idol’ Star Adam Lambert Premieres Colorful ‘Welcome To the Show’ Video
American Idol star Adam Lambert is delivering one of his most colorful music videos yet, as befitting a song as epic as “Welcome to the Show”.
From his new album, The Original High, “Welcome to the Show” is a collaboration with Swedish singer/songwriter Laleh. In a candid essay for Flaunt Magazine, Adam explains why the song is so personal, and why the video holds special meaning more than any he’s done so far. You can watch the full music video and read Adam’s statement on its concept below:
“This is the first time I’ve produced my own music video. With the help of my friend and long- time collaborator Lee Cherry, we set out to co-direct something notably honest. I spoke with Laleh (the brilliant songwriter who is featured on the song) and we agreed on the vulnerability we wanted captured on screen. I think the more we as artists share ourselves openly, the more someone out there may feel inspired to do the same. I also felt a strong feeling of empowerment in creating this video independent of the label system. It was time to shoot this one on my own. This video isn’t about selling a song, or product placement, or racking up viral views. This is intended simply as a creative expression. What resulted on set came from a very free and organic headspace that allowed me to connect with the camera as if it were each person who’s supported me over the last 7 years. This video is a thank you to all of you who have lined up to see the Original High World Tour. To everyone who has listened and shared my songs and given me the purpose to keep moving forward. It’s a thank you to all of you who choose to accept and Love who YOU are! We hold each other up! I want you to keep celebrating exactly who you are, even if you don’t fit into the worlds ideas of what they think you should be. Take your flaws in stride, nurture your talents, take pride in your Queerness, and share all the love you have.”
What do you think of the video for “Welcome to the Show” by Adam Lambert and Laleh? Sound off in the comments!
And for more Adam Lambert news, read up on Adam’s new gig as the latest judge to join The X Factor Australia!