Last week, Lea Michele premiered her first single “Cannonball,” and on Monday, the song made its radio debut when the actress stopped by NYC radio station, Z100’s, morning show. During her interview, the 27-year-old opened up about how the song has been therapeutic for her since the unexpected death of her boyfriend, Cory Monteith, in July.
“Immediately, I had a physical reaction to this song,” she explained. “It’s more that just a song for me. It has helped me so much in this process personally. It’s given me strength; it’s given me hope. I get upset thinking about it, it’s really inspiring.” The track was written by Sia around the time of Cory’s passing.
Lea’s album is due out March 4, although she said most of it was done when her Glee costar was still alive. “When Cory passed away in July we sort of stopped and looked at the record and thought, ‘Well, is there anything now that we want to change or add?’ It was so perfect the way it was,” she admitted. “What I love so much about the album, with the exception of two songs, he [Cory] heard every single song. He was like my biggest fan and critic and he loved every song! He would give me all of his notes and I took every one into consideration.”
She added the song “You’re Mine,” specifically dedicated to Cory, to the album, after his death.