Nevertheless, it's Lambert's unabashed approach that is the main appeal on his new collection. "I ain't got no BS in my bag/ That's one thing you can believe," he declares on title track 'Trespassing' - flanked by a stomping Queen-inspired beat and a funky bassline Michael Jackson would have found hard to resist. It's a bold opening statement, but one that is carried on throughout the remainder of the record.
Follow-up track 'Cuckoo' reinforces the US star's balls-out bravado as he commands, "Walk that walk like you don't give a f**k," over a powerhouse mix of techno synths and speaker-shaking thuds. Elsewhere, 'Shady' hears Lambert team up with Nile Rodgers and Sam Sparro for a prowling funk number about underground sex dungeons, while latest single 'Never Close Our Eyes' cements his ability to master a bona fide pop anthem.
However, the record isn't completely dominated by promiscuous uptempo stompers. 'Underneath' is a poignantly powerful ballad that hears Adam showcase his broad vocal range, while touching upon his more vulnerable nature ("Everybody wants to talk about a freak/ No-one wants to dig that deep"). It results in Trespassing being a full-bodied piece of pop artistry that doesn't take notice of industry barriers and is all the more better for it.
Tracks to download: 'Trespassing', 'Cuckoo', 'Underneath'
If you like this, you'll like: Sam Sparro, Kelly Clarkson, Pink
Watch the music video for Adam Lambert's 'Never Close Our Eyes' below: