After losing her boyfriend Cory Monteith (who also happened to play her boyfriend on “Glee”) it’s understandable why Lea Michele is one angst-ridden diva in her premiere single, “Cannonball,” off her upcoming album “Louder.”
Michele debuted the “Cannonball” video on Vevo Thursday afternoon, and apparently the song has had the singer all worked up ever since she was first introduced to it last year.
“The minute I heard the song, I had a physical reaction to it. For me, it’s been my strength,” Michele said in an interview with MTV. “I listen to it every day. I know it was brought into my life for a reason. It’s really been so helpful for me and I hope it’s the same for other people as it’s been for me.”
A foray into pop music seems like a pretty logical next step for the singer/actress, who became famous through “Glee” after starting her career on Broadway. Michele starred in “Spring Awakening” — and anyone who’s seen her rendition of the musical’s song “Mama Who Bore Me” knows the girl can really sing, unlike many of her fellow female pop singers (I’m looking at you, Miley).
So if you, too, had a physical reaction after watching the video for “Cannonball” (if it lasts too long, go see a doctor), more Lea Michele can be seen and heard when her entire album “Louder” is released on March 4.
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