Without ever meeting each other, Adam and I booked a studio and decided to Trust the Process
Adam Lambert's new album Trespassing has leaked out. Most of you have already heard the song that I played on called "Shady." What you don't know is the Process. It started with a tweet to me from Adam and Sam Sparro asking me to play on this funky track.
After chatting a bit we realized that there was only one way this could happen. Without ever meeting each other, Adam and I booked a studio - and as John Taylor from Duran Duran would say, we decided to Trust the Process.
NRP meets RCA & MTV before hearing "SHADY"
The first time I heard the chorus of "SHADY" - I always work on the chorus first
Figuring out the song form of "SHADY"
Hearing the "SHADY" intro for the first time
At this point I've played "SHADY" at least 20 different ways and now I was just jamming
I explain to Adam after just meeting him why I played these first ideas before I got a chance to hear his ideas
Playing different ideas over Sam Sparro's bridge
At his point we'd gotten the song down, then I played a pedal part so they can fade it in & out
NEW Adam directing an idea
NEW One of about 20 different funky approaches to this section
NEW Wow.. This is hard...
NEW Ha ha!
Adam was professional and focused but he also allowed me to interpret the song my way
This smile of Adam Lambert says it all - This is why I play music