Flamboyant American singer-songwriter Adam Lambert has opened up about his new music and thoughts on marriage equality during his fleeting tour of Auckland.
Probably one of the most memorable American Idol contestants not to win the show, the reality show's 2009 runner-up is visiting Auckland to promote his new album Trespassing.
The openly gay 30 year-old made an exclusive appearance on TV ONE's Breakfast this morning, and revealed some of the inspiration behind his new songs.
"Some songs on the album address guys, but sometimes I leave it universal," he said.
"I wanted my music to be personal, but I also want it to reflect the human condition. There are songs that are a bit more broad to try and be inclusive."
Famous for his theatrical style, Lambert showed-off his newly dyed silver and black hairstyle this morning, and wore his distinctive black t-shirt, green jacket and black nail polish.
Although he is not making any concert appearances this time, the What Do You Want From Me singer did take the opportunity to read the Breakfast weather.
'I want the right to get married'
Indianapolis-born Lambert, who is in a relationship with Finnish television personality Sauli Koskinen, also stepped into the gay marriage debate.
"I want the right to get married. Who knows what my future holds. I'm not planning to get married anytime soon but I feel like myself and other people should have the right."
Lambert last visited New Zealand in 2010, and since has performed throughout the world and sold more than a million albums.
He told Breakfast that he feels his career is still young.
"I feel like my career is young still. I just released my second official studio, hopefully there is many more to come," he said.
Lambert said he enjoyed meeting his Auckland fans, who are often dubbed "Glamberts".
"There's a community that been created around my music, and that's one of the best things you could," said Lambert.
Yesterday, at an appearance at an Auckland music store, Lambert tweeted, "Loving Auckland!! Great seeing all your bright and shiny faces at the signing!"
Trespassing features collaborations with Pharrell Williams and Bruno Mars.