The ‘Glee’ actress opens up to MTV News about her debut single off Louder and what inspired it.
Lea Michele didn’t intend on coming in like a “Cannonball” on her debut album, Louder. But after a life-changing event, the “Glee” actress added the song, out Tuesday (December 10), to the release.
When her boyfriend and fellow “Glee” star Cory Monteith died in July, Michele decided to put her album on hold, despite finishing it back in June. That’s when she sat down with songwriter Sia to see if there was anything else she wanted to share when it comes out March 4.
Lea Michele’s debut album will drop next year, her label announced on Tuesday.
“Louder” will be released on March 4, on Columbia Records.
The album features 11 tracks, including the debut single, “Cannonball,” which was written by Sia. The Australian singer/songwriter also worked with Lea on “Battlefield.”
“’Louder’ really encompasses my experiences over this past year and my journey as an artist up to this point,” Lea said in a statement. “There’s a lot of emotion but it’s also very encouraging and hopeful — it’s about pushing forward and living your life in a way that’s louder, stronger and bolder. I’m so excited to share this new side of me with my fans.”
The full track list of “Louder” is:
2. “On My Way”
3. “Burn with You”
5. “You’re Mine”
6. “Thousand Needles”
8. “Cue the Rain”
9. “Don’t Let Go”
10. “Empty Handed”
Dear Lea Michele fans, today is your day.
Not only did the Glee actress reveal the album cover for her first solo project Louder, but she also released a preview of her debut single “Cannonball,” which officially gets released tomorrow!
“Break down/ Break down/ Break down/ I was scared to death, I was losing my mind,” she sings on the opening lines of the single. “But now/ I think I found the light at the end of the tunnel.” Then the beat picks up and Lea is belting, “And now I will start living/ Today, today, today/ I close the door/ I got this new beginning/ And I will fly/ I’ll fly like a cannonball.”
Sing it, girl.
The SoundCloud below doesn’t contain all of Lea Michele’s new single, but it certainly contains enough of the single to tell you that:
1. It’s midtempomazing
2. This is one of the best singer-sings-like-Sia songs of the year
3. The full song will be a thing of wonder
4. The “today, today, today” bit is pretty incredible
5. By about the middle of January it will have inspired approximately 9,876,983 people to come out / leave their shit partners / become human cannonballs at their local circus
6. That’s it, but that’s also enough to be getting on with right?
Lea tweeted the tracklist of her debut album ‘LOUDER’! Check out: