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Out with a bang! Lea Michele's debut song "Cannonball"

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Glee's Lea Michele is on the brink of releasing her debut album and she's ready to fly like a cannonball.

It's been a rough several months for Glee star Lea Michele, but it sounds like she's recovering nicely. Her first single "Cannonball" released on Tuesday and shows an unexpected amount of courage and strength from someone who lost her significant other back in the summer.

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The verses are dark with Michele singing of a time in her life when things were far from stellar. But she offers glimpses of something better and brighter on its way.

Breakdown. Breakdown.
Breakdown. I was scared to death, I was losing my mind.
Breakdown. I couldn’t close my eyes, I was pacing all night.
Woah-oh. I think I found the light at the end of the tunnel.
Woah-oh. I couldn’t find the truth, I was going under.
But I won’t hide inside. I gotta get out, gotta get out.
Lonely inside and light the fuse.
Light it now. Light it now. Light it now.

The chorus hits with a bang and a burst of light and energy, though. They're full of the strength and determination we've witnessed from the singer-actress during the past two seasons since the loss of her boyfriend Cory Monteith.

And now I will start living today.
Today. Today. Today. I close the door.
I got this new beginning and I will fly, will fly, like a cannonball.
Like a cannonball. Like a cannonball. Like a cannonball.
I’ll fly, I’ll fly, I’ll fly, like a cannonball.

Admittedly, a recent interview with Elle made it sound as if this song was written and recorded before Monteith's tragic death. However, the lyrics certainly resonate with her current situation, do they not?

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Our only caveat with the song? The use of a drum machine instead of a tight snare. The computer-generated sound gives a club-y feel, but the use of a real drum on those beats would have been a lot more uplifting and perky and given the song more heart.

"Cannonball" is Michele's first single off her debut album Louder that releases on March 3, 2014. However, there's still no release date for the official video, which has already been shot. The songstress also recently shared the album's track listing with her Twitter followers.

We can't wait to hear the rest of the tracks, especially "You're Mine." Michele told Elle the song was added after the album was supposedly completed and after Monteith's death.

"It makes me so happy, this song," she told the magazine. "It makes me think so much of Cory. It was ours. When I think of him, I play this."

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We're so glad to see Michele thriving after her terrible summer and look forward to hearing the rest of what is sure to be an amazing album.

Image courtesy of LeaMichele/Twitter
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