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Lambert parts company with RCA

By | Published on Tuesday 16 July 2013

Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert is parting ways with Sony’s RCA Records, the label he signed to after not winning ‘American Idol’ in 2009.

The singer has told The Hollywood Reporter that artistic differences are behind his decision to leave the major, with RCA staffers seemingly pressuring the star to release an 80s cover album for his next project.

In a letter to THR, Lambert says “I’ve had an amazing few years working with the team at RCA; I admire all of them a great deal”, but that the 80s covers project is “the only kind of release they are prepared to support”, and “while there are lots of great songs from that decade, my heart is simply not in doing a covers album”.

Sony is yet to comment on the news, and it’s not entirely clear what the former nearly-Idol now has planned. Though he will reunite for another gig with Queen later this year, that much we do know. Lambert will play with the rockers at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Vegas in September.