Glee actor's debut album 'therapeutic'

Last updated 05:00 05/03/2014
Lea Michele

LEA MICHELE: 'Each song has helped me in a different way.'

Lea Michele
MUSIC THERAPY: Lea Michele and Cory Monteith were an on-again, off-again couple on Glee and in a relationship outside the show.

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US singer Lea Michele is proud of her debut album Louder, which has quickly made its way to the top of  the iTunes album charts following its release on Monday.

According to the Glee star, Louder is well worth the wait and she is incredibly thrilled for fans to hear it.

''I finished it in June and it got postponed and it was taking a very long time to make it and I started to think maybe I made this album for myself and my friends to like listen to ... and then two  days ago I was like, 'It's coming out,' '' Michele told MTV News.

''Everyone's going to hear it now and then I got scared, but I'm really, really proud of it.''

Michele, 27, has spoken before about how some of the songs on her album are inspired by late boyfriend Cory Monteith, who died of a drug overdose in July 2013.

The track If You Say So, co-written by Australian singer-songwriter Sia, was about the last conversation she ever had with the actor.

She says writing the song was very therapeutic.

''I think at the time it was really early and everything, so I really don't even remember a lot of what I was feeling back then,'' Michele said.

''But I'm just thankful now, I think in any sense, whether it's difficult or whether it's good, music is such therapy, so for me this album as a whole has been very therapeutic and each song has helped me in a different way.''

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