Kickin In

Album: Trespassing (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This club-banger finds Lambert hooking up with Pharell Williams of The Neptunes. The glam-rocking American Idol alumni told AOL Music how he hooked up with the renowned dance-pop producer: "I was working with my label on this album," he explained, "and when we started it was kind of going down a similar path to what I had already done, and I just wasn't feeling totally inspired by it. And I said, when I listen to these certain funk songs in my music library, it puts me in a good mood. It makes me want to dance, it makes me smile.

    I realized that I really wanted to make feel-good music and we started talking about some producers and knocking around some names, and Pharrell came up, and I thought, 'Wow, if he'll work with me, I'd be totally thrilled.' They confirmed it, I got to the studio and I thought 'I'm not cool enough to be here, this guy is the coolest motha---ka out there.' He's shaped pop and hip hop over the last decade and I was a little intimidated. What was cool was, after arriving at the studio and sitting down and talking with him, we connected on an intellectual level. He's so smart, and he's so big picture."
  • Lambert tweeted that the "she" in this song, "who wants to be up there in the air where the clouds live," is in fact "a guy friend of mine." However, this "he" is "one Banjee fishy queen you all call a she." He went on to explain, "I know Banjee and Fishy are sorta opposites but my fav queens are that glorious half and half. they can just flip depending on the song."

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