LEA MICHELE has just debuted the audio for her new single “Cannonball”… and we’ve got it right here!
Shortly after unveiling the album cover for her debut album “Louder” on Twitter, Lea Michele released her first ever single, “Cannonball.”
We don’t know why it’s taken her this long to release an album of her very own with absolutely nothing in it that was originally sung by Journey or Barbra Streisand, but the timing is actually quite perfect considering she has a lot of painful, raw emotions to work through (because of her boyfriend Cory Monteith‘s sad and untimely death) that could translate to some amazing-yet heartbreaking-songs.
But “Cannonball” isn’t really a “woe is me” type of song, but rather a song about new beginnings.
Photo Via Lea Michele‘s Twitter
Cory Monteith arrived in our homes in 2009 in a happy burst of music, color and youth called Glee.
The news of his death in a Vancouver hotel room comes with the shock of someone dying at only age 31 (he seemed more like 22) – and also with the realization that he takes with him that music, color and youth.
Monteith was Finn Hudson, tall, handsome in a clean, square way. He looked like an old-fashioned teenage dreamboat dropped down in a school so up-to-the-minute in its heterogeneous mix he might have seemed out of place – like Ronald Reagan turning up in his brown suit to audition for the annual musical (Rent, say).
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But Monteith had an open-faced quality that revealed, or betrayed, whatever emotion he was feeling (or singing) at the moment. He had an earnestness, an awkwardness, a sincerity that gave him a certain rawness – and an enduring sweetness.
The other performers on Glee tend to have the shiny, expert confidence that we want (and need) of a show that expects its characters to burst into song. Monteith never had quite that same edge: His definition was softer. He moved through the corridors of McKinley High at a slightly different lope, and that all lingers in the mind.
At least that’s how Monteith strikes me now – perhaps I’d already begun to adjust my ideas about him after he entered rehab earlier this year for substance abuse. These shadows filter into your perceptions, especially your perceptions of an actor still so early in his career – and associated with a show as bright as Glee.
Miss him already.
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LEA MICHELE tweeted a photo of herself as her “Glee” character, Rachel Berry, after her sexy transformation.
See her long hot stems!
Before the star-studded 4th season of her show “Glee” aired, lead actress Lea Michele hinted that her preppy and ultra-conservative character will be undergoing a bit of a transformation.
Finally, the actress-who has been undergoing a bit of a makeover in the fashion department herself by opting for more risqu ensembles on the red carpet and on the show’s promo pic-gave her anxious fans a sneak peek of her character’s transformation on her Twitter.
The photo showed Lea in a short black dress, sexy knee-high boots and red lips, and had the simple caption:
How do you like Lea‘s-or Rachel’s-makeover?
Photo Via Lea Michele‘s Twitter