Adam Lambert, who is the current live performance singer of Queen, talked in a recent interview with Humans Of Music and revealed his main goal as the singer of Queen.

In the statement, Adam paid respect to Freddie Mercury by saying that ‘I sing the shit out of the songs and celebrate him and talk about Freddie.’

Adam also mentioned the struggles he faced during his musical career and explained how he earned his place in eight years. Here’s what he said:

“Once I got past the expectation of Freddie, ’cause, obviously, I was totally intimidated by that… It’s still kind of, like, ‘Woah.’ It’s hallowed ground. But I think now I know that over the last eight years, I’ve sort of earned my spot and I’ve won enough people over, so I don’t have to worry about it anymore.

I just go out there and do my thing. I work hard and I sing the shit out of the songs and celebrate him and talk about Freddie. It’s very important to acknowledge him as much as we can. But, yeah, that’s helped me a lot.”

He continued and explained his feelings about being in the shadow of Freddie Mercury. Here’s what he said:

“On one hand, I’m singing great material that people love and know like the back of their hand. And if people know all the songs, that’s half the job, that’s half the battle. And as long as I stand up there and deliver the songs, I win.

But then, of course, the flip side is, obviously, being compared to Freddie and kind of being in that shadow and winning over purists, which I fully understand. And making sure I don’t imitate him, making sure I make it my own, I’m not too far from the original, and all that. So it’s both.”

Click here to reach the source of the statement via Blabbermouth.