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SOURCE Columbia Records
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM AVAILABLE MARCH 3, 2014
NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records – Lea Michele's highly anticipated debut album LOUDER is available today to stream in its entirety for one week exclusively on the iTunes Store and on iTunes Radio (iTunes.com/LeaMichele). Out on March 3rd, one day earlier than previously announced, the album marks Michele stepping into her career as a solo artist with a vocally-driven record-exploring the breadth of her beloved pop voice, beautiful ballads, and charged with emotional lyrics.
LOUDER is available for pre-order now on iTunes and includes an instant download of her debut single "Cannonball" (iTunes.com/LeaMichele). The single's music video is now available on VEVO and has garnered over 6.5 million views since its release on January 9, 2014. The Hollywood Reporter called it a "visual tale of transformation," adding that Lea Michele "rises and shines among light beams and wreckage" in her first solo music video.
In bringing LOUDER to life, the singer spent the last year evolving the sounds of her artistry. She vividly expresses the darkness and light that comes with life, embracing these moments on the album with a positive energy and stirring optimism. Collaborating with many of the distinctive songwriters and producers in pop music such as Sia Furler, Felicia Barton, Anne Preven, Stargate and Christina Perri-LOUDER is a dynamic composition.
Recorded over the past year, LOUDER is a personal and vibrant album that is charged with electric sounds and plenty of rich textures in Michele's empowering vocals. Standout tracks include "Cannonball," a bold track with soaring beats and a hopeful message, the pop-rock relationship-driven "On My Way," and "Battlefield," a haunting ballad that remains untouched from the demo version recorded in the studio.
During release week, Michele will perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on March 4th and Good Morning America on March 5th, and will also appear as a guest on LIVE with Kelly and Michael on March 7th. In December 2013, Lea made her television debut of "Cannonball" with two stellar performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and on X Factor USA FINALE.
The track list for LOUDER is as follows:
2. On My Way
3. Burn with You
5. You're Mine
6. Thousand Needles
8. Cue the Rain
9. Don't Let Go
10. Empty Handed
11. If You Say So
Lea Michele is best known for her performance as "Rachel Berry" on the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe, Grammy, and SAG award-winning Fox television series Glee. She has been nominated for an Emmy, a SAG Award, and multiple Golden Globes. The Glee cast recordings have sold over 10 million singles and garnered over 20 top 40 US Billboard Hot 100 hits. Currently serving as a spokesperson for L'Oreal Paris, Michele will release her first book Brunette Ambition on May 13, 2014 with Crown Archetype and lends her vocal talents as "Dorothy" in Summertime Entertainment's animated 3D musical Dorothy of Oz, set for release in early 2014.
About COLUMBIA RECORDS
One of the most respected and successful record labels in the world, Columbia Records is home to established superstars and exciting new talent. Columbia Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Reunion Records, Roc Nation, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
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