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Photo by Adam Fussell
// M A K I N G O F //
Photo Adam Fussell
HAS A SONG
ON MY WAY
ARE YOU FUCKING
- A poem by me.
Guy’s we’re all talking about On My Way
[T]he Glee star’s track is…outsized…theatrical, a bigger-sounding production — think Celine Dion by way of “Fireworks”-era Katy Perry (which makes sense given the singer’s background as a Broadway star)….[It] favors a more constant sonic through-line. The singer’s voice hovers high in the mix, gently rising to a crescendo as it approaches the free-me-from-the-shackles hook….Michele’s voice is one of passion, fighting off any insecurity, fear or sadness with her mammoth pipes, bounding towards the chorus with power and poise….
Michele’s [heart] — which we can reasonably infer still hurts immensely following the tragic passing of her boyfriend and co-star, Cory Monteith — is a conflicted one. Sure, she burns with pain. But girl has mad inner-strength! “I won’t hide inside/I gotta get out!” she declares with that monster of a voice. Michele’s [message]: it hurts but I must be emancipated. She sees that road to redemption; it’s paved with smiley faces. “I think I found the light at the end of the tunnel… I will start living today!” she sings….
[The mission of] Lea Michele’s “Cannonball”? Well, of course only time will tell how successful it turns out to be. Its motives however, while still a bit murky, appear to be two-fold: establish her crossover, mainstream-radio potential, while simultaneously eschewing that beaten-down-by-the-world narrative all too often linked with celebrities who’ve endured any form of loss."
New still “Previously Unaired Christmas” (5x08)