It seems that Lea Michele’s fans don’t have to wait a lot longer for the release of her second album.
In an interview with Inquirer.net, Michele confirmed that she already finished recording the follow-up to her debut album “Louder.” “It’s done. It’s going to come out in early 2017,” the singer-actress said.
Michele thinks that her fans will love her upcoming album because it’s “more theatrical” than her first one. “It’s a lot more of the type of songs I grew up listening to, like Céline Dion and Barbra Streisand,” she teased. “It’s more theatrical than my first record. I think that’s the kind of music people want to hear me sing.”
The “Scream Queens” star also revealed a couple song titles from her second album. “I wrote a very personal song — ‘Sentimental Memories,’ Michele shared. “There’s also a beautiful song called ‘Love Is Alive.’ That one I’m most excited about, because I’ve been through a lot. It’s important that everyone knows where I am in my life right now, which is very positive, happy and hopeful.”
Michele’s “Louder” was released on Feb. 28, 2014. The songstress revealed to Seventeen magazine that year that her musical influences on the album included Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Kelly Clarkson. In a separate interview with Billboard, Michele added that artists such as Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus were also sources of inspiration for “Louder.”
A few months ago, Michele, who plays Hester on the FOX comedy-horror series, shared a couple of photos of herself working on the final stages of her second album.
“Making the finishing touches on my second record today! ❤ I’m so proud of this album and I’m so excited about everything to come!!!! #hardworkpaysoff #2017,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a photo herself on the recording studio.
Although the exact release date of the album is yet to be announced, it seems that the album will hit the music stores early next year, as Michele previously told Extra that it was originally set to be released in 2016.
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