Lea Michele talks with Ellen after performing her new single “Cannonball” on the Ellen DeGeneres Show for Thursday’s episode (December 12).
The 26-year-old actress opened up about her new album, Louder, and the impact her boyfriend, the late Cory Monteith, had on it.
“I started working on it I believe September of last year. I finished it in June. It was supposed to come out this summer but it got postponed…but I’m really happy because Cory got to hear all but two songs on the record and he had notes all the time when I would come home and play him a song. We would sit in the car and listen to it because it had the best sound system,” she shared.
Lea continued, “Then after everything happened I met with Sia who’s incredible and she said do you want to write anything about this? And, I think one of the hardest things is the feeling like your going to forget everything so I felt it was important to just take a moment to see what we could come up with. We came up with a beautiful song called ‘If You Say So’ um, that I wrote about Cory. Then in that same meeting she said to me but how are you feeling in this moment right now? I explained to her you know how grief really just, you can get sucked into it. You can literally lose yourself if you don’t actually die from it you can lose yourself completely. And I said to her I need to get out. I need to get out of my house. He would want me to live my life. I have to do this. She said, oh, that’s so crazy cause I wrote this song it’s called ‘Cannonball’ and you just said the lyrics. She played it for me…The minute I heard the song…It lifted me up. It picked me up from everything.”
Check your local listings to watch Lea‘s episode on Thursday.
Lea Michele Talks Cory Monteith
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