Exclusive: Adam Lambert working with Linda Perry, Sam Sparro, Kara DioGuardi, Ryan Tedder; responds to Hi Fi statements

Adam-lambert_l Adam Lambert officially responded this evening to news that Hi Fi Recordings’ upcoming disc, On With the Show, will contain eight tracks co-written and recorded by the singer before he achieved fame as American Idol‘s season 8 runner-up. Lambert’s statement, released through a rep for 19 Recordings, is as follows:

“Last Friday I was surprised to find out that songs I recorded back in 2005 were being released. Since then I discovered the entire track listing, revealed online today. I was shocked to learn that songwriting demos of songs that I co-wrote and recorded over the past few years may be released in an album. Like a rough draft that a writer does before finishing a book, I did not intend my work on these demos to be heard by the public. I was unaware that anyone intended to release these recordings until I heard about it in the press, and I’m very disappointed by this entire situation.”

In other news pertaining to the popular Idol alumnus, a source close to the singer revealed exclusively to EW.com that Lambert recently met with acclaimed producer Linda Perry (Christina Aguilera, Pink, James Blunt); had writing sessions with Idol judge and in-demand songwriter Kara DioGuardi and Grammy nominated Sam Sparro (“Black and Gold“); and hit the studio with One Republic’s Ryan Tedder, the white-hot tunesmith behind Leona Lewis’
“Bleeding Love,” Beyonce’s “Halo,” and Jordin Sparks’ latest single
“Battlefield.” It was previously reported that Lambert laid down some tracks with Lady Gaga producer RedOne.

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  • GingerCat

    Quite a crazy quilt of producers he’s working with! Hope Kara comes up with something better than “No Boundaries.”

  • Kthxbench

    Oh wow! Linda Perry! DUDE! … Sad about the whole Hi Fi thing though.

  • Meghan

    It’s kinda crazy that Adam is finding out about all of this at the same time we are finding out about it. He had to learn the track listing from TMZ like everyone else! btw, Adam has also been writing with a lot of other songwriters (RedOne, Ferras) and others like Desmond Child have written for him. He’ll pick the best and go with them. I’m excited!

  • Shirley

    I am so excited that he is working with Linda Perry. She’s created a lot of hits. Also, Ryan Teddler?! Omg. i love him. He’s very good and I can’t wait for this Adam album. It seems like a lot of people are working with him. Super exciting.

  • Michelle

    I figured his earlier statement was just about Want. This is so unfair to him, can’t wait for his REAL album.

  • Mari

    It’s official, Im not buying this album cause Adam doesnt want me to.

  • Michelle

    I figured his earlier statement was just about Want. This whole situation sucks for him. Can’t wait for his REAL album to come out.

  • ceciliaring

    This definitely shows that Adam doesn’t want us to buy it because he wants to bring the best to us rather than “rough draft”!! plus, he didn’t know it until he found it on the press!!! I will boycott Hi-Fi’s release. It is not because I don’t love Adam, but because what they’ve done is really low.

  • sammy

    WOW Linda Perry? this album is going to be OFF THE HOOK!
    BOO @ hifi doing this to him! I’m not buying the album…no way no how…

  • elw

    HiFi and Hecker are PARASITES. They are the scum of the earth. I REFUSE to buy anything released by them in the future…please everyone, do the same and pass it on!!!!!

  • ceciliaring

    yes, Michelle! The previous statement about not involved in writing is just about “Want”!! Because Adam didn’t know the list until today as we do, and, “Want” is not his work. He just lent the voice.

  • Jo

    I can’t wait for the real album with his real music!!
    …screw the fake one.

  • jef

    Something doesn’t sound right. He must have signed some sort of contract with them, or they wouldn’t be able to release these earlier songs.

  • gb

    I’m certainly waiting for the RCA Album as Adam’s official debut recording. HIFI won’t get a dime from me. Adam works very hard to make sure his performances are top notch. What HIFI is doing is a disgrace.

  • lindajean139

    I knew it!! When Adam made the first statement he was only talking about the release of Want. I knew he did not know about the other tracks. Buy his real album in the fall!!!

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