By Annie Reuter
Yesterday (March 20), Billboard revealed that the Idol alum is working with Swedish producer Max Martin for his third album. The two previously teamed up for Lambert’s 2009 debut, For Your Entertainment. Martin co-produced two-songs off that album, including his hit single “Whataya Want From Me.”
Lambert will also be meeting with several songwriters while in Sweden including Tove Lo. “He came to Sweden, he’s been working with all the producers, the little collective out there, and having a really good time,” Lo told Billboard of Lambert. “When you hear the fully produced stuff from the studio, that’s one thing, but his voice is insane. I couldn’t believe it.”
U.K. singer-songwriter Joe Janiak was another who trekked to Sweden to meet with Martin and Lambert.
“I think there are going to be big things on this record, because the focus is on really strong songwriting and performance and stuff like that,” Janiak said. “They’re really locking in on all of [Lambert’s] strong points and just making him even better. I think that’s definitely going to be an exciting one.”
No word on when Lambert’s next album will be released. Lambert kicks off a North American tour with Queen in Chicago, IL on June 19.