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Adam Lambert opens up about his struggles with mental health and releases new song 'Feel Something'

The singer also penned an emotional letter thanking his fans for their support

2019-02-22

Adam Lambert has penned an emotional letter to his fans and released a brand new song.

The American Idol runner-up and former Attitude cover star is set to perform alongside Queen at this year’s Academy Awards on February 24 and although fans have been waiting for the singer to release new music, the wait is finally over.

Today (February 22), the singer released a new song, ‘Feel Something’ as fans prepare for the arrival of his fourth album later this year.

The track, Lambert explained, is inspired by his own struggles with mental health and he opened up about knowing he wasn’t ready to fall in love, despite wanting to.

At the same time as dropping the new tune, Lambert also penned an emotional letter thanking his fans for their “patience and continued faith” in him and opened up about his own mental health.

He wrote: “Hi. I know you’ve been waiting! Well I’m finally ready to bring new music to all of you.

“First: Let me offer a most sincere thank you for your patience and continued faith in me. You’ve pushed me to keep going even when I felt discouraged.

“I love making and performing music, but there have been many times where I’ve had to compromise on my artistic vision, with executives making decisions based on money and not art.

“Don’t get me wrong—I’m VERY proud of my body of work. But I’m coming out of a dark period of second-guessing my own artistry and having my mental health suffer because of it.

“I started asking myself, ‘Is all this hustle really worth it?’ I put all my focus on work and started to feel detached in my personal life.

“My self-worth was suffering, I was lonely, and becoming depressed. Luckily, I have also been touring with Queen which recharges me with tons of positive energy.

“The fans we perform for are so full of love, and Brian May and Roger Taylor are a joy to play music with and always remind me of my value.

“Together we have collaborated creatively on our tours and this helped me to reaffirm my confidence in my artistry.

“Working with Queen helped keep my head above water, and I am so grateful to the spirit of Freddie Mercury, who has always inspired me to push ahead boldly.”

He continued to say that through professional help and the support of his family, friends and colleagues, he was able to “pull” himself out of the ‘darkness’ and started working on his next album.

“With a bit of professional help, and the support of colleagues, friends and family, I pulled myself out of the darkness,” Lambert continued.

“I decided to begin my next album on my own so I wouldn’t be influenced by anything but my passion for music.

“I reached out to fellow writers and artists that I’d met over the years and began booking sessions with them.

“I wanted to make the music I wanted to make, and to get in the headspace I was in when I first dreamed of being a singer—before playing the industry game started messing with my love for music.

“After the first few songs were written, I began to realise that the only way to get this new project released the way I envisioned it was to change up my team.

“So, I hired a new management company and signed with a new record label. A fresh start!”

Listen to 'Feel Something' below: