Adam Lambert says he plans on releasing his second studio album, which may be "a little dark," and a new single later this year.
The 28-year-old glam rocker, who came in second on "American Idol" in 2009, made his comments to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the recent premiere of season three of the show "RuPaul's Drag Race."
"Look for my album this fall, a single probably about late summer," he said. "I'm starting to talk to some writers and come up with some ideas and I'll be writing a lot of it myself. It's going to be very pop, very rock, maybe even a little dark."
Lambert's debut album, "For Your Entertainment," was released in November 2009 and has sold more than one million copies worldwide. In December 2010, he released a 5 song EP called "Acoustic Live!," which contains acoustic versions of tracks from "For Your Entertainment."
Lambert received a Grammy nomination for "Best Male Pop Vocal Performance" for his single "Whataya Want From Me". He faces off against Michael Buble, the late Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars and John Mayer. The Grammy Awards ceremony is set to take place on Feb. 13, 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and air live on CBS.
Before he appeared on "American Idol", Lambert, a former musical theater actor showcased flashy outfits and makeup in regional performances in his native California. However, his performances on the show appeared to be toned down.
Weeks after he ended his "American Idol" run, Lambert graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine with an accompanying interview in which he confirmed he was gay, weeks after he placed second on the FOX singing contest series.
He made headlines in November 2009 for a raunchy performance of his song "For Your Entertainment" at the American Music Awards, which saw him kissing a male musician and grinding against a dancer. He called it "freedom of expression" but ABC received hundreds of complaints and canceled his performance on "Good Morning America". CBS' rival series, "The Early Show" invited him to sing instead.
Other "American Idol" alumni that won Grammy Awards and have enjoyed international success include winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood as well as finalist Jennifer Hudson.