Dear Queen and Adam Lambert: it’s time to start work on a new album

With the success of their acclaimed North American tour, it's time to think about new music

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Posted 24th June 2014 in Features & Reviews, Queen | By Paul Leake
Dear Queen and Adam Lambert: it’s time to start work on a new album

Queen and Adam Lambert's North American tour has, so far, been a huge success. They've garnered acclaim from critics and fans for their strong chemistry and new dynamics. They've managed to bridge the gap between classic Queen and the 21st Century in a way that they couldn't manage with Paul Rodgers because he was a different kind of frontman.

Adam is something else entirely. He's a new beast he's unleashed a transformation in Brian May and Roger Taylor. So with the tour a runaway success and all three passionate about the band's new configuration, it makes perfect sense that the trio would channel that creativity into something bigger and bolder: a new Queen album. It makes sense, doesn't it?

You only need to look at their Q+AL tour to see that this makes perfect sense. Adam has helped to ignite the same spark that Freddie and John once did. They're re-energised for their music in a way they haven't been for years. It's not just about the passion either; Adam's style is much more in keeping with the Queen that so many fell in love with. He brings all the pomp, theatricality and confidence that defined the best parts of their career. He makes Queen something new and exciting; he makes the band fun again without making it a farce.

A new album would be the perfect way to join up the band's past with their present and future. Their last few albums had a darker tone because of Freddie's illness and they represented a full stop to Queen's story up to that point. A new album would be different. It would be a creative rebirth, bringing together two iconic musicians with one of pop's most dynamic performers. What's more, it would allow them to give fans the album they've been waiting two decades to hear. And even if it's the last thing they do as a band, it would be one incredible conclusion to the Queen story.