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Lea Michele Hints at Cory Monteith-Inspired Song 'Hey You'

Lea Michele Hints at Cory Monteith-Inspired Song 'Hey You'

Lea Michele is opening up about her new album Places, and one song in particular.

The 30-year-old actress/singer hints at her track “Hey You” being about her late boyfriend Cory Monteith, calling the song a follow-up to “If You Say So” from her first album Louder.

“I wasn’t originally thinking of including that on the album. It’s sort of a sensitive subject for me that’s hard to talk about, and I didn’t want anything on the record that I couldn’t talk about,” Lea told PrideSource.com. “But it just felt so beautiful. It wasn’t about loss, it wasn’t about sadness. It was really about joy and love.”

“I love it so much, and I really feel it represents who I am and everything that I’ve been through in my life,” Lea added. “At the end of the day, the song is pretty specific, and people are gonna make of it what they want, but I wanted to make a song about loss that wasn’t necessarily sad.”

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  • Danae

    Her hints are as subtle as Kim K. letting the guys know that she’s single by saying directly that she’s single.
    Lea is kind of an adorable girl but seriously, can’t sell her own album just because it’s good music, so let’s drag my dead boyfriend into that. Not okay.

  • Mark

    She carts out this poor guy every time she needs to sell something. Let him rest in peace, stop using his name and go find someone else to leech off.

  • tom

    Monteith family should intervene and forbid this lady from mentioning his name

  • Chicken_Paprikash

    It’s quite sickening how she uses this poor deceased man to make money. What a disgrace

  • persononhere

    i think she might be one of those people that can’t get past the death of a loved one. maybe she blames herself and can’t move on

  • Karissa Conway

    Wrong lea has never used his death to make money

  • Karissa Conway

    Why she hardly ever mentions him the media does a good job of that

  • Karissa Conway

    No she doesn’t the media does that for her she has never use his name either

  • Karissa Conway

    The media drag him into it not lea

  • Karissa Conway

    She can and has moved on but the media make it hard to do that by mentioning him all the time

  • SaraJ

    Are you her mom?

  • SaraJ

    ..When has Kim K ever said she’s single?

  • Gina

    Is that why she posted never before seen pics of him the last time she had a song to promote? Don’t kid yourself.

  • Karissa Conway

    I’m not and the photo wasn’t for a song it was part of a series of photos as a challenge to
    her fans to guess the title of her album

  • Karissa Conway

    You aren’t either

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  • SaraJ

    I don’t reply 4+ times on the same thread defending some random singer nobody likes.

  • Gina

    Hence why I think she’s using him to promote her music. Keep up.

  • Jackie Tindle

    I think she lost the love of her life at such a young age. Cory hasn’t been gone that long. It takes everyone a different length of time to heal. I am sure there are many songs that remind her of the love they shared. I think she is doing a lovely tribute to him, thsee songs keeps his memory alive.

  • mezzalenko

    Writing songs about what you feel, about the people you know or knew, your pain, etc, is not “using” someone to promote music. It’s kind of what music is about, isn’t it? Most songs (and I say “most” because some artists sing about the most inane, random shit) have a story and/or are about personal experience. Artists draw inspiration from that.

  • Gina

    Look, I’m not new to the idea that artists write songs about their lives, but I’m also not new to the fact that they use said songs to get publicity. Lea’s working an angle, just like she did when she posted never before seen pictures of Corey right around the time she had a song to promote.

  • mezzalenko

    Opening up to your fans through song about something everyone, including the media, seem to want to know (and continually ask you about) isn’t necessarily using an angle to get publicity though. She got the attention in the first place: (a) from being the TV star of a well known show (b) being a TV star who was dating her onscreen love in real life; and (c) dating her onscreen love who then tragically died of an overdose.
    The attention IS on her regardless and that includes intense scrutiny of any move she makes. Whether her actions are truly, in her heart of hearts, aimed at garnering publicity for her new album, or are a case of her wanting to open up to her fans because that’s what they want, her actions are always going to be deemed “wrong” by someone’s judgement. None of us are in a position to say or know what she’s really thinking. That’s all I’m saying.

  • Gina

    We’ll never truly know, but we can deduce based on her past behavior . She has a pattern of behavior that is very suspicious and attention-seeking.

  • mezzalenko

    But that doesn’t clarify your argument. It’s all about perception. You may perceive her actions as “suspicious and attention-seeking”, doesn’t mean that they are (or, on the other hand, that you’re wrong). As I said, we will never truly know.

  • Gina

    Well of course it’s all about perception. Your argument has been laced with subjectivity just as much as mine has. Not too long ago, you sounded absolutely sure that Lea’s intentions were completely pure and artistic. But like you said, we will never truly know if that’s the case, will we?

  • mezzalenko

    And I never said it wasn’t, so….

  • Gina

    Alright good. I’m glad we established that. BYE!