Who Is Lea Michele?
So you may know Lea Michele from her starring as Rachel Berry in the successful US TV Show called “Glee”. She rose to fame and popularity through that show as one of the main characters in the show, often showcasing her fantastic vocals in the songs sung on the show. If you haven’t seen or heard of Glee though, shame on you, go and check it out, the show has now ended but it’s a great show which tackles many modern issues and has a lot of singing and dancing in it too, what’s not to love? Here is a clip of Rachel Berry a.k.a. Lea Michele singing in the show:
“Places” is actually the second studio album from Lea Michele as a solo singer, and is a lot more mature than her first breakthrough into the pop scene. Lea Michele has a lot of history of working in musical theatre and so her voice is shining through on this album, featuring 11 brand new songs.
There are many contributors tho this album, many of whom are big stars in their own right. We have Ellie Goulding, Linda Perry, Chantal Kreviazuk and Anjulie all contributing to different songs on the album as well as established songwriters such as Ash Howes, Richard Stannard, Alexandra Tamposi and John Shanks. From the production and songwriters personnel list alone, I am excited to hear what treats this album holds.
So taking a listen now in full surround sound and right from the very beginning of the album, the mood is well and truly set with the stunning ballad “Love Is Alive”. Even though the album isn’t full of ballads (it’s actually rather upbeat in places), it showcases a fantastic vocal range which many young singers would be envious of. I was surprised to learn that Lea is the same age as me (30) but her voice sounds so much more mature than her years. There is no official music video for “Love Is Alive” yet, but there was this teaser video released back in March, hopefully, it will surface one day!
Other standout tracks on the album for me are “Anything’s Possible”, “Tornado” and “Heavy Love”.
Here is how I rated the album on iTunes, with star ratings for each song.
Don’t just take my word for it, go and listen to the album yourself right now on Spotify.
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Reviewed by Dan
Dan lives in Reading, England and is an avid music fan – music is his life and he lives and breathes the stuff. Enjoying all types of music, Dan loves going to live concerts and gigs.
He is also a huge Eurovision fan which is just as well as otherwise he wouldn’t have been allowed to write for us!
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