Lea Michele released a new single entitled “You’re Mine” on Tuesday, dedicated to the late Cory Monteith. Her relationship with Monteith was romantic both on the screen of Glee and off screen as well. “You’re Mine” was a late edition to her new album Louder, which releases on March 4th.
Lea Michele has had a difficult time dealing with the passing of Monteith, who died from drug and alcohol related problems last July at the age of 31. The Glee actress and talented vocalist had been trying to put together an 11 track album throughout 2013. But losing a friend and co-worker made it a real challenge.
“You’re Mine” is a song actually written before Monteith died and it was meant to be a song for the young couple. “It makes me so happy, this song,” Michele told Elle magazine in November. “It makes me think so much of Cory. It was ours. When I think of him, I play this.”
Fans received a taste of what they could expect off of the new album last fall. With the song “Cannonball”, another Monteith tribute, Michele seems to express her struggle to move on.
“And now I will start living today, today, today. I closed the door / I got this new beginning, and I will fly, I’ll fly like a cannonball.”
“Cannonball” was well received by audiences and even performed on The Ellen Show.
The entire album avoids the show tunes made popular by Glee and instead chooses to feature Lea Michele and her powerful voice. Besides “Cannonball” and “You’re Mine”, three other songs are available for download. Her arrival on the music scene shows that there might be life after Glee.
The lyrics are about a love that will go on forever, even mentioning death before Monteith’s passing.
you’re mine, for life, and i’ll be by your side
we are entwined, you’re mine, for life,
hold me until we die, i’m yours and you are mine
i’m yours, you’re mine, i’m yours, you’re mine
now i’m so happy you found a place for me
With the support of Glee fans everywhere, Lea Michele, her new single, and her new album are sure to do well.