Adam Lambert Working With Max Martin on New Album


The former “Idol” finalist has headed to Sweden to work on new music with the veteran pop expert.

Adam Lambert’s third studio album — his first since leaving RCA Records last summer — is currently being worked on by pop super-producer Max Martin, and a handful of ace songwriters, in Sweden.

Martin, who has helmed pop smashes from Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber and countless other mainstream superstars, co-produced two songs for Lambert’s 2009 debut album “For Your Entertainment,” including the hit single “Whataya Want From Me.” Martin did not contribute to Lambert’s sophomore album “Trespassing,” which debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart in 2012, but the “American Idol” finalist is linking back up with Martin for the follow-up.

“[Martin] just brought in a load of people that he trusts and that make good music, and just seeing what happens,” U.K. singer-songwriter Joe Janiak, who recently co-wrote Ellie Goulding’s “Divergent” soundtrack single “Beating Heart,” tells Billboard. Janiak, a London native, was called to come out to Sweden early last week and work with a collection of song experts that was organized by Martin. “He’s got a company which really focuses on getting the best young writers and getting them all together in one place, so that they can have a hotbed of creativity and spin ideas off of each other,” Janiak adds of Martin.

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