'American Idol' alum Adam Lambert is getting closer to an idol of his own. The 'If I Had You' singer is working with Nile Rodgers -- who previously worked with one of Lambert's heroes, David Bowie -- on his latest album.

Lambert and Rodgers have been tweeting at one another about their collaboration, and the duo released a video of their studio time. Don't get too excited, though -- the song was muted! Rodgers, who's worked with Bowie, Diana Ross and Madonna, is pleased with the pairing. Rodgers, currently battling prostate cancer and promoting his new book, 'Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny,' tweeted, "I really wouldn't say it if it weren't true-Working w Adam Lambert was one of the most organically perfect jams I've had since Bowie."

Lambert has been building the buzz for his new album for a while, tweeting lyrics to new songs, writing more personal tracks, and working with his own veritable "dream team" of artists and producers.

The Hollywood Reporter says that despite Lambert's claims of releasing a single this month, Lambert is still recording. RCA Records president Tom Corson told The Hollywood Reporter in September that the album was pushed back "because the creative process is still unfolding.” Lambert has since confirmed that his album will drop in early 2012.

Next time Lambert asks, 'Whataya Want From Me?', the answer will ostensibly be "a release date."

Watch Nile Rodgers and Adam Lambert Collaborate in the Studio