Having fronted Queen‘s most recent UK arena tour, singer Adam Lambert has now recruited the band’s guitarist Brian May for his new album ‘The Original High’.
Noise 11 reports that May will appear on the track ‘Lucy’. The LP is due out on June 12 via Warner Music.
After wrapping up the 10 date tour in January, May described Lambert as the only performer the band had found capable of filling the shoes of iconic frontman Freddie Mercury.
“Adam is the first person we’ve encountered who can do all the Queen catalogue without blinking,” said May. “He is a gift from God.”
His bandmate, drummer Roger Taylor, added: “He’s incredibly musical, and we certainly take anything he says quite seriously.”
Lambert, however, was less eager to compare himself to Mercury. “There’s never going to be another, and I’m not replacing him,” he said. “That’s not what I’m doing. I’m trying to keep the memory alive, and remind people how amazing he was, without imitating him. I’m trying to share with the audience how much he inspired me.”
Earlier this week, the one-time American Idol contestant released his new single ‘Ghost Town’ via YouTube yesterday, which included an accompanying lyrics video. Scroll down to watch.