"I couldn’t have made this album without Cory. I finished it in June. He heard every song except for Cannonball and If You Say So. And I listen to the album now and I’m like oh those drums were in there because he said to raise them at that point, and he suggested this. Every week I would record the songs, I would come home, and we would go into our car because it had the best sound system. And we would listen, and we would like take notes and he really helped me with the record so, so, so much. He was such a genius when it came to music, so I really- I owe a lot to him."
— Lea Michele on Cory helping her with her album (via dailyleamichele)
(Source: fincheles, via prettyliesanduglytruths)
""Louder," released on Tuesday, shows the Broadway veteran and star of Fox’s hit musical, “Glee,” making a solid bid for pop stardom.
While “Louder” is packed with club-ready dance anthems and sweeping ballads, some beautifully crafted by pop expert Sia Furler, the album doesn’t sidestep the personal tragedy that changed the singer’s life. […]
Despite its often reflective lyrics, Michele’s rafter-reaching voice remains the core of the album.
She’s at her best when she sings with resiliency on “Cannonball” and “Battlefield”; when she’s reliving true love on “You’re Mine”; or dealing with the crushing pain of loss on “If You Say So.” But dance numbers like “On My Way” and the album’s title track will likely appeal more to her younger fan base that keep Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson on constant repeat."
— Louder review - LA Times (via girlmworld)