LOS ANGELES (AP) – Adam Lambert says an album of tunes he recorded before “American Idol” won’t be anything like what he’s planning now.

Songs recorded by Lambert before his rise on the popular Fox singing competition are slated to be released this summer on the album “On with the Show” from Hi Fi Recordings and Wilshire Records, beginning with the single “Want.”

John Hecker, CEO of Hi Fi Recordings, said Friday that the tracks were recorded in 2007 and 2008.

“We were presented with a business opportunity,” said Hecker. “We accepted because Wilshire Records had a long working relationship with Adam, and it resulted in excellent music that they had the rights to.”

The 27-year-old rocker will work on a new album, expected for release in the fall, while on the road with the show’s finalists for the “Idols Live Tour.”

“The work I did back then in no way reflects the music I am currently in the studio working on,” Lambert said in a statement Friday.

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