We already know that Lea Michele's upcoming album Louder is intensely personal, but there's one track in particular that will truly break your heart.
"If You Say So" describes the star's last conversation with Cory Monteith just hours before he was found dead of a drug overdose in a Canadian hotel room, and in it, Michele reveals her love's cherished last words to her.
The couple's final phone call is described in the lyrics: "It's been seven whole days without your embrace, I wanna see your face, I've got some things to say. It's just a week ago, you said I love you girl. I said I love you more. And a breath, a pause, you said, if you say so."
Monteith was more than just a boyfriend to Michele. The actress says the couple had planned to spend the rest of their lives together, including having kids.
"We talked about a lot of things. We talked about children and what we would look like when we grew old and who would be fat and how we would stay thin. We talked about where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do," she told Glamour U.K.
"We were it. When you're at that place in your life with someone, you talk about everything. But today I feel like I was given the best part of Cory and I'm thankful for that."
Michele also revealed she is working through the stages of grief and is starting to pull herself back together after the Glee star's sudden death.
"At the start, it's hard because you're so physically and mentally shocked and damaged, but after a while you get tired of physically feeling so horrendous, so I started doing yoga, which really helped. Then gradually your mind catches up with your body."
"Now I feel a little bit more back together and I have this blank canvas in front of me, which is what my life can be. There's something sad about that but also something good, because I will take that blank canvas and make something beautiful out of it."
Louder is set for official release on Tuesday, March 4.
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