Adam Lambert's new album was inspired by ''real life''.

The 33-year-old star has revealed that in order to find creative inspiration for his new release 'The Original High', he made a conscious effort to remove himself from the glitz and glamour of showbizness.

He shared: ''I had a little time off, and I was at home recalculating what I wanted to do, and living as close as I can to a real life.

''This album feels more like the music I listen to. I've hung up the costumes and theatricality.''

Meanwhile, the singer-songwriter also suggested ''it's about time'' 'American Idol' came to an end.

Adam came second on season eight of the FOX talent show in 2009, but isn't surprised that the series is being cancelled.

He remarked: ''I think it's about time.

''Talent competitions have been around for a while - look at 'Star Search', which is what I grew up with - and it's great that talent can be discovered and fans can be involved. Now YouTube is [an avenue] for talent. Things might be shifting.''

What's more, Adam confessed he didn't really understand what he was ''getting into'' when he agreed to take part in the show.

He shared: ''I don't think I fully understood what I was getting into when I auditioned. I was just looking for new opportunities.

''At the time, I wasn't able to look forward in my career the way I should be. Six years later, I've grown up a little bit and have an amazing team around me. I feel much more settled.''