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Lambert was on hand to promote his new single, a dance remix of 'Aftermath,' and to raise awareness for the Trevor Project -- a suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ youth. Aside from raising awareness, Lambert is giving away a portion of the profits from 'Aftermath' directly to the foundation.
"It's about being honest with yourself and the people you love." Lambert said of the song's meaning. "We've all been there where we've been worried about that moment -- whether it's having a secret or something to overcome or get past -- of chaos that happens right before you make the big step to fix it or to relieve yourself. It's a scary time, it's uncertain, so that's one of the things that I wrote the song about. In my mind, it was about coming out and how scary a step that is. And how once you do make the leap, you go, 'Wow, I feel liberated, there are other people like me, all I feel now is love!' Hopefully the message gets out there."
Adam Lambert performed an acoustic version of the song for 'Idol,' which was probably a welcome sight for the show's producers. According to Perez Hilton, the show lost over $16 million in 2010, compared to a $22.8 million profit the year Lambert was one of the finalists. Of course, it probably has more to do with 'American Idol' creator and spitfire judge Simon Cowell leaving the show, but what did Lambert think of his return home?
"I felt really good. It was a bit out-of-body," he admitted. "As usual, but I always find that those are probably the best performances. There's something kind of magical that happens when you're completely in another zone. It's like peoples' energy affecting you from the outside in."
Watch Adam Lambert perform 'Aftermath' on 'American Idol.'