Lea Michele Reveals ‘Louder’ Album Cover & Tracklist, Previews Single “Cannonball”

On Glee, Lea Michele graduated from William McKinley High to NYADA, and from a character who series writers seemed to have run out of ideas for in Season 3 to one of three faces who now have viewers breathing a collective sigh of relief when they pop up in each episode (the other two being fellow Glee vets Chris Colfer and Naya Rivera).

So here we are prepping for 2014, which will hopefully boast far better creative output from the music sphere than 2013 did. Lea finds herself going for pop glory by throwing a cap into the mainstream ring with upcoming album Louder, the tracklist for which was revealed today. First single/album opener “Cannonball” was penned by Sia, something immediately evident in the minute-and-a-half preview of the song now available online. “I won’t hide inside, I gotta get out, gotta get out, gotta get out,” Michele sings in the lead-up to the chorus, with a vocal delivery reminiscent of Sia’s own unique phrasing acrobatics.

Give “Cannonball” a spin and catch the Louder tracklist below.

LOUDER tracklist

1. Cannonball
2. On My Way
3. Burn With You
4. Battlefield
5. You’re Mine
6. Thousand Needles
7. Louder
8. Cue The Rain
9. Don’t Let Go
10. Empty Handed
11. If You Say So

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  • MusicManDave

    I actually like this song. It fits her. Great departure from Glee covers.

  • Pete Lloyd

    I like it too. It is mainstream pop but you can tell she can actually sing.

  • TA

    Her voice is so powerful and pure! So glad to see her doing music away from the over produced stuff they do on Glee! This lady can sing anything from Broadway to pop to rock without missing beat! Love her!

  • Alice

    What a wonderful voice.

  • Britney

    I feel like her voice is too good for this song. I mean I love Lea, but I’m finding this song annoying repetitive and that’s just the preview; there’s at least another minute of this. I hope the rest of the album is better.

  • sheila

    You forgot What Is love