Adam Lambert celebrated the first day of Hanukkah with the digital release of his new song, Better Than I Know Myself that was accompanied by a Happy Hanukkah video message to his fans.
The American Idol runner -up, Tweeted thanks to his fans for all their support.Wow! What a great first day!! Thank you all for buying the single. I love touching you all thru song, he wrote.
Many of his fans responded saying what a great song it was and expressed their excitement for the new album, which is due to come out in 2012.
Lambert then tweeted Happy Hannukkah, before releasing this video:
The new song by the American Idol season eight runner up, is the first single from his sophomore album, Trespassing. It was written by Claude Kelly and Produced by Mr. Luke, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The song will be followed up by the release of his new album in spring 2012. Lambert told Ace Showbiz that his new work would let people underneath his façade a little bit-a self-created and totally admitted façade.
I'm trying to convey to my audience that you really can't judge a book by its cover, and there's more to the universe than you can see with your eyes. It's like existential pop, he said in the interview.
Lambert has been in the spotlight in recent months for his live performance with Queen at the MTV Europe Music Awards and a new lawsuit that suggests the singer violated the rules of American Idol.
Lambert took to the stage with Queen Guitarist, Brian Ma, performing a medley of hits including Show Must Go On, We Will Rock You, and We Are the Champions.
During the eighth season of American Idol, Lambert citied Freddie Mercury as a key influence in his own music, auditioning for the show with Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. Over 8,000 people watched in Belfast and a further 1 million across the globe on television as Lambert performed in an eight-minute performance.
What an enormous honor to sing w QUEEN! I could feel the spirit of Mercury alive on stage tonight! Thank u Brian and Roger and crew. LOVE, Lambert tweeted after his performance. I'm a proud QUEEN, he added.
Meanwhile, Colwel Platinum Entertainment, who has been marketing Lambert's new album 'Beg for Mercy,' claims that Lambert was under a Music Services Agreement and Co-publishing Agreement with another company prior to his success on 'American Idol'
Upon further information and belief, the rules governing appearances on and participation in American Idol when Lambert was a contestant provided, among other things, that contestants were ineligible if 'as of the date of [the] audition, [they had]...a music recording contract...or any other contractual arrangement that would prohibit [them] from entering into a...recording contract. The record label said in a written statement, the Hollywood Reporter reported.
Details of the lawsuit reveal that Colwel Platinum Entertainment's parent company, Welsford, spent over $200,000 on full rights to produce Lambert's recordings and have rights to his name, nickname and biography. But as the label started to work on the artist's new album they found overlaps with a previous album named beg for mercy, which Lambert's reps took down from Amazon.com, where the record was being sold. Colwel also claims that Lambert uploaded 13 songs to his MySpace page without authorization.
Lambert is yet to release an official statement about the lawsuit but has been tweeting cryptically since the claims surfaced. Remember than in any dispute, reserve judgment until all the facts surface from ALL parties. Guilt and innocence come with a complete story, he tweeted on Nov.5.