The “American Idol” veteran unveiled a brand new song, “New Eyes,” Wednesday. The song’s pleasantly retro, 1970s rock vibe is accentuated by its accompanying music video, showing Lambert rocking a number of groovy outfits and a shaggier hairstyle.
In the days leading up to his Academy Awards performance, the singer-songwriter released a lyric video for “Feel Something,” a ballad he said was inspired by his recent experiences with depression.
In a statement to Rolling Stone, Lambert called “New Eyes” a “love letter to innocence and to finding new passions.”
“I wanted my first single to reflect my current state of mind,” he said, “and to bring listeners into a romantic, earthy vibe.”
From the sounds of it, Lambert has a lot to celebrate these days. In March, he confirmed on social media that he was happily in a new relationship with Javi Costa Polo.
He’ll perform Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” on the season finale of “American Idol” this Sunday, followed by a June 28 appearance on the “Good Morning America” concert series.
He kicks off a new tour with Queen in Vancouver on July 10.