During the February 15 episode of "Glee" (titled "[url id="http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/620999/glee-does-valentines-day-in-silly-love-songs.jhtml#id=1648442"]Silly Love Songs[/url]"), Lea Michele's character, Rachel, not-so-subtly foreshadowed the arrival of original songs on the show. But while new tunes "Loser Like Me" and "Get It Right" won't appear on the hit series until March 15, Gleeks got a first listen on Friday morning (February 25).
The two new original "Glee" tracks debuted on "On Air With Ryan Seacrest." Ryan also tweeted out the information, posting on his page, "Attn Gleeks! Here's the world premiere of #Glee's first ever original songs 'Loser Like Me' & 'Get It Right.' "
"Loser" features all of the New Directions members, led by Michele and Cory Monteith. The peppy pop ditty features lyrics keeping in tune with the themes of the show. After the opening guitar riffs, Michele croons, "Yeah, you may think that I'm a zero/ But hey, everyone you wanna be/ Probably started off like me/ You may say that I'm a freak show/ But hey, give it just a little time/ I bet you're gonna change your mind."
Monteith later comes in with similar "we'll show you" lyrics: "Pushed me up against the locker/ But hey, all I do is shake it off/ I'll get you back when I'm your boss." The rest of their castmates join them for the chorus, singing, "You wanna be/ You wanna be/ A loser like me."
Earlier this week, "Glee" music producer Adam Anders — the pair penned the numbers along with pop music powerhouse Max Martin — described "Loser" to Entertainment Weekly as a "Gleek anthem. It's a very uptempo, kind-of-summery hit." The Michele solo "Get It Right" was inspired by "Lea's story line," Anders told EW.
In its opening moments, the Michele ballad sounds reminiscent of the Britney Spears hit "Everytime" thanks to its fluttering piano and breathy vocals, but comes into its own as it builds. The Golden Globe-nominated star cries in the chorus, "What can you do/ When your good isn't good enough/ And all that you touch tumbles down/ 'Cause my best intentions keep making a mess of things/ I just want to fix it somehow/ But how many times will it take for me to get it right?"
Both "Loser Like Me" and "Get It Right" will appear on the album "Glee: The Music, Volume 5," which will also feature season-two covers like Michele's take on Katy Perry's "Firework" and guest star Gwyneth Paltrow's rendition of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide." The fifth installment is due on March 8.
What do you think of the "Glee" originals, "Loser Like Me" and "Get It Right"? Tell us in the comments!