Adam Lambert is relaunching his hit single "Aftermath" with a disco edge and a new sense of purpose: Part of the proceeds from the song will benefit The Trevor Project, the nation's leading organization offering support for gay and questioning youth.
Adam launched from the "American Idol" stage a few years ago to emerge as a glam pop culture fixture and a symbol of fearless self-expression. Widely recognized as the first openly gay young pop star signed to a major label, he understands what it's like to come to terms with self-acceptance as a young person today.
He's been quoted as saying, "Growing up I wasn't very confident. It wasn't until in my early 20s that I evolved into who I really was and wanted to be. I always used to look at being different as a bad thing, but I've learned that you need to take pride in the fact that you are unique."
The Trevor Project is one of two organizations associated with the "It Gets Better" campaign; both initiatives are committed to stopping teen bullying and suicide in the LGBT community.
In a similarly glittery call to arms, an a capella choir's cover of Katy Perry's "Firework" went up for sale last month with proceeds also going to The Trevor Project. It will be interesting to see if any other anthems can rise to the occasion. (If a "Born This Way" remix isn't tailored for following suit, I don't know what is... )
The updated "Aftermath" will go on sale tonight (March 10) immediately after "American Idol" airs. Catch Adam singing an acoustic version on "AI" then head over to his site after the show to download the new one.
Listen to the remix below: