As Lea Michele gets nearer and nearer to her debut album's March release date, she's giving fans another preview of what it will sound like. On Monday (January 13), she previewed the album's title track, "Louder."
The up-tempo anthem made its debut on Billboard's website ahead of its official release on January 14. Written by Colin Munroe, Jaden Michaels and Anne Preven, the song is all about finding strength and your voice. It's punctuated with a fist-pumping beat.
"But I just want to hear your voice/ Don't be afraid/ Why don't you scream a little louder/ Turn it up/ I know you can/ Come on and scream a little louder," she proclaims on the track's uplifting chorus.
The song is the third preview fans have heard off her March 4 album. Previously, the "Glee" star released the album's equally empowering lead single, "Cannonball," as well as the ballad "Battlefield." So far, the previews have shown off the emotional range of the release, which was in-part inspired by the death of her boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith.
"I just really wanted something to give to my fans. I wanted to just give them something fun," Michele explained to MTV News late last year. "At the time, when I started making the record, I was in a wonderful place in my life. I had been living in L.A. for a while, 'Glee' was great and I had a wonderful boyfriend. I just wanted a fun record that people could kind of dance around in their room to and play for the summer.
"And then as it sort of progressed I realized that A., I'm a very emotional singer and B., I've always been very open with my fans. I'm a very open person. And it just so happens that these songs came [like 'Cannonball' and 'If You Say So'] that I connected to and I started writing stuff that was super personal to me," she added. "Eventually, I started feeling like I didn't feel comfortable singing a song that didn't mean something to me."