Lea Michele released a preview of her debut single, “Cannonball,” today, and all I gotta say is – don’t these pop girls know they can record a Sia song without trying to emulate her trademark marbles-in-mouth delivery and phrasing to a T? It’s an epidemic! See: Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” Celine Dion’s “Loved Me Back to Life,” Katy Perry’s “Double Rainbow,” Rita Ora’s “Radioactive,” etc. But I digress.
Otherwise, “Cannonball” sounds promising! It doesn’t scream “hit” to me and I probably would’ve preferred something uptempo, but Lea’s vocals are great and the hook seems sufficiently catchy/empowering. Lea also unveiled the artwork for her new album (seen above) – it’s called, “LOUDER.” She looks a bit damp, but I’m still looking forward to it! Caps lock title and all!
“Cannonball” will be available on iTunes tomorrow, December 10th, the same day “LOUDER” goes up for pre-order. Check out a preview of the song via Soundcloud below!