Transcript for Lea Michele: 'Music Should Be Personal'
special guest this morning, lea Michele, her first solo album "Louder" is out right now. We'll hear two songs but first want to welcome you to "Gma." It's so nice to be here. I want to talk about the album but we all know you've had this difficult year but what's impressed so many of us is you handle it with such poise. Such humanity and I think so many of our viewers are where do you draw the strength? I'm really very, very thankful for all of the amazing people that I have in my life. I mean I know that sounds like something that everyone says, but honestly, my friends and my family, they've gotten me through this really, really been there for me and I couldn't have, you know, done it without them. You've done it and you're back and you're strong and first solo album "Louder" is out. Before we came on, we're getting all kinds of reaction online a lot of Twitter questions, one comes from dancer glee who says I feel like "Louder" is like Reading your diary, personal and passionate. Would you agree. I Lucila Godoy would agree and what I sought out to do when aching the record. Moving to Los Angeles from working on Broadway I was cast on "Glee" within just a few weeks. Perfect. Yeah and so I really just was introduced to the world as Rachel so I wanted to take this opportunity and making this record and really letting my fans know who I am and I think that music should be personal. Those are the songs that, you know, when Alanis Morissette came out with "You ought to know" you wanted to know who is she singing about and what was that song about and felt connected to her. That's what I wanted to do, you know, just creatively on a music side but also for my fans. And it took a little bit of a detour. Started out a little more poppy album and became a little more dramatic. Over the course of the year and a half that it took me to make the record, I was, you know, filming "Glee" at the same time and cramming this on weekends. It took a lot of different shapes and moods but I think at the end of the day it's a pretty good balance. Will we hear something from "Louder" on "Glee"? I don't know. I'm not sure. I think that that might be a little confusing for -- it would be lea Michele playing Rachel Barry singing lea Michele so I think that maybe. And you've got another season, another full season to go before it's all done. Can you even imagine the end of it yet? You know, we've been getting asked that question a lot, you know, what are you going to do when it's over and how do you feel about it ending? It's like, just getting through one episode is like very difficult so to think about 33 from now, it's, you know, we have a lot still to do but I think that that day will be beyond beyond, beyond emotional. And in between you have a tour for "Louder." Yes. All across the country. Well, I'm hoping with a little time this summer I have like four weeks off between season five and season six of "Glee," I really like to, you know, go overseas and thank my fans, you know, worldwide who have been so wonderful and then, you know, hopefully at some point maybe when I'm finished with "Glee" in 2015, you know, get to do a domestic tour and really -- is there how do you do all this? You're doing all this. Doing "Glee," an album, touring and now I read you're also going to come out with your first book. Yeah. "Brunette ambition". Yes. Talk about it. I'm really proud of it. I never really thought of myself as a writer, but I felt that I had a lot that I wanted to say for my fans and for young girls that, you know, want to hear a little bit about my story. Is that who it's pitched at, young girls. I think there's thing for everyone. Recipes and lots of stuff on fitness and beauty but, you know, so many of my fans want to know how I got to where I am today and, you know, sort of the obstacles that I had to cross, you know, to get to where I am. Could you ever dreamed when you were growing up and this is coming out, as well, you'll be in "Legends of oz" that you would be Dorothy. First time I said toto and auntie em and there's no place like home. This is crazy. When I was a little girl I thought I was Dorothy. I wore ruby slippers from like 4 until I was about 10 so this is pretty amazing. It's pretty great and then one final thing we're all hoping for, this might be far into the future. Would love to see you right across the street "Nfunny girl" on Broadway. I definitely want to -- I was so surprised with how much I fell in love with this recording process and making this album, and I definitely want to make another one right away, so -- I also want to tour this record so once I feel like, you know, I've scratched that, then Broadway is definitely where my heart is. We are going to hear from "Louder" in just a minute.
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